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Recipe for Change

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The 1960s in North Carolina were a tumultuous period. The civil rights movement had taken root with the Greensboro sit-ins. Racial tensions were high across the state, and riots, sit-ins, and demonstrations on streets and in businesses were common. Against this background of unrest, Jim Williams, owner of Turnage's Barbecue Place in Durham, made the decision to integrate his restaurant in May 1963. It was the first Durham restaurant to integrate. Williams also talked the owners of The Blue Light and Rebel Drive Inn into joining him. Warren recounts Williams's life and the historic moment in Durham.
Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 72 Issue 12, May 2005, p30-32, il, por