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Georgia Gillmore

John T. Edge tells the story of Georgia Gilmore, who sold food to finance the bus boycott -- and whose kitchen was a safe haven and source of good Southern cooking for civil rights leaders. She died March 9, 1990 as she was preparing food to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Selma-Montgomery March; the food was served to her mourners instead.

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