Funeral set for civil rights icon and chef Leah Chase

A public viewing and funeral have been set for civil rights icon and chef Leah Chase. NOLA.com/The

NEW ORLEANS -- A public viewing and funeral have been set for civil rights icon and chef Leah Chase.

NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports that the viewing is planned for 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Xavier University Convocation Center in New Orleans. It will be followed a celebration of Chase's life at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Chase, who was 96, transformed Dooky Chase's Restaurant from a sandwich shop to a fine-dining establishment known around the nation. During the civil rights movement, she fed people such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Thurgood Marshall.

A burial service will be held at noon Monday at the St. Peter Claver Catholic Church.

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Information from: The Times-Picayune, http://www.nola.com