Tag Archive: restaurants

Adkins, Sherril Lyn

In the Summer of 1966 Sherril Adkins got a job as a waitress at Catfish King in Birmingham, Alabama. Having grown up on integrated military bases she had not yet experienced the racism of ordinary white folks of the South. When the restaurant would not serve an African American couple, Sherril took action.

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Sawi, Jeanette Marie

Posted in: , , Story by: December 9, 2013

While visiting Greece with her brother, Jeanette Sawi took a side trip that changed her life.  In this excerpt of the story of how the The Island of Santorini Restaurant in Fountain Square area in Indianapolis came to she tells about meeting the man she would marry.

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