Next Kitchen Diva lunch focuses on history of old L.C. Anderson High School

Remember when I told you about Angela Shelf Medearis’ new Lunch and Learn series taking place this summer at the George Washington Carver Museum?

Graduates of L.C. Anderson High School in 1960. Contributed by the Austin History Center/PICA 07568

Well, the Kitchen Diva is back with another one.

On Thursday, Medearis will host a lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a lecture at 1:30 p.m. from Roland Hayes, professor of African American history at Austin Community College, who will talk about the history of L. C. Anderson High School, which closed in the 1970s in an effort to desegregate Austin schools.

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The Carver Center is hosting an exhibit this summer dedicated to Austin’s first black high school. Tickets to the lunch cost $20, or $10 if you are an old L.C. Anderson alum. You can pay at the door or online through Eventbrite.

Students outside L. C. Anderson High School, March 1, 1956. Photo by Neal Douglass. Photo ID ND-56-1753(A)-01. Courtesy Austin History Center, Austin Public Library.

On the menu: Cajun Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo, Penne Pasta Bolognese, Fresh Tomato and Cucumber Garden Salad, Green Beans with Balsamic Onions, Buttery Garlic Bread, Spicy Jalapeno Corn Bread, Yellow Jacket Layer Cake and Diva-Licious Iced Tea

MORE: Anderson High School Closed 45 Years Ago, But East Austin Still Feels Its Absence


Author: Addie Broyles

Food writer for the Austin American-Statesman and

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