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Lost Restaurants of Galveston’s African American Community Book Signing at 1892 Bishop’s Palace

Saturday, June 12, 2021 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm


Galveston Historical Foundation hosts a book signing for Lost Restaurants of Galveston’s African American Community, written by Greg Samford, Tommie Boudreaux, Alice Gatson, and Ella Lewis at the 1892 Bishop’s Palace.

People of African descent were some of Galveston’s earliest residents, and although they came to the island enslaved, they retained mastery of their culinary traditions. As Galveston’s port prospered, better job opportunities were available for African Americans who lived in Galveston and for those who migrated to the island city after emancipation, with owner-operated restaurants being one of the most popular enterprises.

Staples like Fease’s Jambalaya Cafe, Rose’s Confectionary, and the Squeeze Inn anchored the island community and elevated its cuisine. From Gus Allen’s business savvy to Eliza Gipson’s oxtail artistry, Galveston Historical Foundation’s African American Heritage Committee has gathered together the stories and recipes that preserve this culinary history for the enjoyment and enrichment of generations, and kitchens, to come.

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Saturday, June 12, 2021
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
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1892 Bishop’s Palace
1402 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550 United States


Galveston Historical Foundation