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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With James Paschal

Stearns, Scott; HistoryMakers (Video Oral History Collection)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Restaurateur James Paschal was born on October 8, 1920 in McDuffie County, Georgia. At the age of thirteen, he owned a shoeshine stand and ran a paper route. At fifteen, Paschal started his first store and later opened a combination meat market, grocery store and entertainment center called James' Place. The Paschal Restaurant began in 1947 as a sandwich shop in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1957, Paschal's expanded to include a full-service restaurant with banquet rooms, a 120 room hotel and a jazz club called La Carousel. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and others held civil rights strategy sessions there. In 1980, Paschal began providing food service at the Hartsfield Atlanta Airport with longtime partner Herman J. Russell. In 1996, Paschal sold the hotel to Clark Atlanta University. In 2002, Paschal and Russell opened a new Paschal's Restaurant near the Georgia Dome. Paschal passed away on November 28, 2008 at the age of 88.
Performers
Denise Gines, interviewer.
Release Date
2016
Run Time
86 min.
Language
English
Variant Title
History Makers video oral history with James Paschal
James Paschal
Credits
Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Published
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Recording Info
Recorded Atlanta, Georgia 2007 March 28.
Description
1 online resource (3 video files (1 hr., 25 min., 50 sec.)) : sound, color
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