A Secret Civil Rights Kitchen

January 17th, 2011 in Archive by 3 Comments

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. we reprise the story of Georgia Gilmore and her secret civil rights kitchen, a restaurant tucked in her home–the only integrated dining spot in Montgomery, Alabama in the 1950s. A hidden kitchen Dr. King helped launch and frequented when he preached and organized there during years of the bus boycott.


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What a great story. The Civil Rights Movement was more than just the headliners we all know about. It’s regular folks like Georgia Gilmore that made it work. Thanks for posting and keeping her story alive.



What a wonderful woman…giving sustenance. Nothing better.

Jessica Howells


Sweet Story!

E. Larry Oatfield


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