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Category: Rejuvenations

Much of Jackson Ward’s rich legacy has roots in a distinctly African-American Southern culture, including a taste for fine food and entertainment. We set out to explore the historical significance and modern revitalization of two Jackson Ward institutions–the Hippodrome Theater, a music and entertainment mecca dating to the early 20th century, and Mama J’s Kitchen, a local restaurant bringing old-fashioned family recipes and comfort to residents of today’s Jackson Ward.