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Meet Lena Richard, the Celebrity Chef Who Broke Barriers in the Jim Crow South

In 1949, nearly a year after New Orleans’ WDSU-TV went live for the first time, Lena Richard, an African American Creole chef and entrepreneur, brought her freshly prepared dishes to a family-style kitchen TV set and took to the screen to film her self-titled cooking show—the first of its kind for an African American. Continue reading Meet Lena Richard, the Celebrity Chef Who Broke Barriers in the Jim Crow South