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Monday, January 18, 2016

Remembering MLK At An Atlanta Restaurant Where He Used To Dine

Paschal's restaurant opened in Atlanta in 1947, and specializes in Southern cuisine. (paschalsatlanta.com)

Paschal’s restaurant opened in Atlanta in 1947, and specializes in Southern cuisine. (paschalsatlanta.com)

Marshall Slack has been a waiter at Paschal's for over 40 years. He even waited on Martin Luther King Jr. (Jeremy Hobson/Here & Now)

Marshall Slack has been a waiter at Paschal’s for over 40 years. He even waited on Martin Luther King Jr. (Jeremy Hobson/Here & Now)

Back in 2014, Here & Now host Jeremy Hobson caught a glimpse of civil rights era history when he visited Paschal’s restaurant in Atlanta.

Legend has it that Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders organized marches at the tables at the original location.

On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we revisit this story.

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