The Washington Post

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Mourners touch a dove at the funeral of Leah Chase, known as the “Queen of Creole Cuisine,” after her funeral procession in New Orleans on Monday. Chase, whose restaurant Dookie Chase’s was a haven for civil rights activists in the 1950s and ’60s, won a lifetime achievemen­t award from the James Beard Foundation, the first African American to receive the honor. She died June 1 at age 96.

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