She said, "See blacks had nothing, nothing at all. Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. A little corner shop, or little something, but I saw on the other side of town, those nice restaurants, I said, how come we can't have that? As executive chef and co-owner of Dooky Chase's restaurant, Chase made the eatery a hub for the African American community of New Orleans and a meeting place for organizers of the civil rights movement. They were good, good people.
Rory. Age: 23.
At the time, restaurants were segregated in New Orleans, and it was illegal for blacks and whites to eat in restaurants together.
Kayden. Age: 27.
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Sarah Vaughn became my good friend. Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. Under her leadership, the restaurant evolved into an upscale destination, with meals that reflected the city's Creole heritage and Spanish, French and African culinary influences.