Ten years prior to 1948, when Truman issued an Executive Order to desegregate the armed services, Bill Darden (Age 19) opened his first restaurant to everyone in Waycross, Ga. This courageous move came during a time when racial segregation and discrimination across the South denied African Americans their constitutional rights, including access to all public facilities, including restaurants.
State-sponsored school segregation was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, 16 years following the first Darden restaurant; the remaining Jim Crow laws were overruled in 1964-65, a full 26 years later.
GrubtoGo is pleased to be working with Olive Garden and Darden Restaurants.
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