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WHO: Dave Hoekstra
WHAT: THE PEOPLE'S PLACE Book Signing
WHEN: Tuesday, October 6, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Paschal's Restaurant

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

WHAT IT’S ABOUT:
When Stokey Carmichael asked Ben and Virginia Ali, the owners of Ben’s Chili Bowl, to keep their restaurant open during the 1968 Washington, DC riots, they obliged, and fed police, firefighters, and student activists as they worked together to quell the violence. This story, and hundreds more like it, are unearthed in THE PEOPLE'S PLACE : SOUL FOOD RESTAURANTS AND REMINISCENCES FROM THE CIVIL RIGHTS ERA TO TODAY, by celebrated former Chicago Sun-Times columnist Dave Hoekstra. Following the “soul food corridor” from the South through northern industrial cities, this book gives voice to the remarkable chefs, workers, and small business owners (often women) who provided sustenance and a safe haven for civil rights pioneers, not to mention presidents and politicians; music, film, and sports legends; and countless everyday, working-class people.

Featuring lush photos, mouth-watering recipes, and ruminations from notable regulars such as the Rev. Jesse Jackson, jazz legend Ramsey Lewis, Little Rock Nine member Minnijean Brown, and many others, THE PEOPLE'S PLACE is an unprecedented celebration of soul food, community, and oral history.

“Yum and a slice of American history with a side of culture preservation thanks to Dave Hoekstra!”
—Sam Moore, legendary soul singer

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dave Hoekstra is the host of the radio program Nocturnal Journal with Dave Hoekstra on WGN-720 AM. A Chicago Sun-Times columnist from 1985 to 2014, he is also the author of THE SUPPER CLUB BOOK, COUGARS AND SNAPPERS AND LOONS (OH MY!), and TICKET TO EVERYWHERE.
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By: A Cappella Books

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