Booker Wright.


Culinary Arts


Cafe, Entrepreneur, Waiter

Booker Wright

Greenwood, Mississippi | 1966

Wright, a waiter in a whites-only restaurant in Greenwood, Mississippi, spoke candidly in a 1966 NBC News interview about the cruel treatment he endured there to provide for his family. When the show aired, white viewers criticized him and his café, Booker’s Place, was burned down.

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