At Loyola University New Orleans, students are using professional video techniques to document untold stories of a cultural and Civil Rights movement icon—Dooky Chase Restaurant. Through Loyola’s new Documentary and Oral History studio, students are interviewing former employees who worked during the restaurant’s beginnings in the 1940s and 1950s. These stories are about more than just the creole style food served. Through the interviews, the students uncovered little known gems about the Civil Rights movement, the African-American community, New Orleans food culture and the city’s iconic music.

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