Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story 5/1 at The Troc

Tuesday, May 1st, 8PM at The Trocadero 1003 Arch Street.  Free Admission.

Booker Wright was an African-American restaurant owner who also served
double-duty as a waiter in a “whites-only” restaurant in Mississippi
in the 1960’s. He became an unlikely activist for the Civil Rights
movement when he appeared on a network TV documentary reporting on the
changing times in his small town. Exploding the myth of who he was and
his experience serving the white community, Booker’s appearance set
off a chain of events that eventually led to his untimely murder.


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