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Dooky Chase's Restaurant (2021)

Safe Haven: Louisiana's Green Book



Genre: Documentary

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2021-11-09

Duration: 00:06:01

Subjects: Dooky Chase's Restaurant | Civil Rights | African American business enterprises | African Americans | History


  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Reese, Stella Chase Interviewee
  • Chase, Edgar, III Interviewee


This episode of the series “Safe Haven’ from November 9, 2021, features Kara St. Cyr’s visit to Dooky Chase’s Restaurant in New Orleans, one of the businesses featured in “The Negro Motorists Green Book,” a travel guide that listed locations that were safe for African Americans to visit during segregation. She interviews Stella Chase Reese and Edgar Chase III, the children of restaurant founders Dooky Chase, Jr. and Leah Chase, who discuss the restaurant’s role in the Civil Rights Movement and the restaurant’s legacy.