50 Top Names in Black Food
Willora "Peaches" Ephraim is the anchor of Jackson, MS Farish Street district, celebrating the 50th anniversary of her Peaches Restaurant, founded in 1961 just in time to feed civil rights marchers.
Craig and Georgette Joseph are the second generation to shepherd Houston's This Is It restaurant, founded in 1959 by the late Frank Jones.
Allen and Ruth Jordan are the son and daughter of the founder of Sam Jordan's Bar, created by the late "Mayor of Butchertown" in San Francisco's Third Street District in 1959.
Stella Dunning's Knotty Pine Soul Food Restaurant has been declared an historic landmark by the Delaware legislature for more than 50 years of service.
Lavell and Vera Willis have built Kansas City's Peachtree Restaurants into a chain throughout the metropolitan area.
Paul and State Sen. Thelma Harper have built an institution for generations of Tennessee State students and other diners at their Harper's Restaurant in Nashville.
Alluette Jones-Smalls is preserving Gullah food and culture at her Aluette's in Charleston, SC.
Dorothy Barker of Operation Spring Plant in Oxford, NC has opened doors for black farmers to sell their goods to major hotel chains in order to keep them economically viable.
Glyen Holmes, executive director of the New North Florida Cooperative Association began the Farms to School movement with Florida A&M extension workers in 1995 before it became a national movement.
Timothy Pigford is the courageous North Carolina farmer who put his name forward to bear the century of grievances by African-American farmers. The settlement in his name has a May deadline for potential claimants to apply. Workshops are being held around the country to provide legal assistance at no charge.
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