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