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  • Tags: Patricia "Big Mama" Barron Collection

Children in Patricia Barron's North Omaha neighborhood.

This photograph was taken at a beauty contest and features a number of members of the St. John's Baptist Church women's group. Patricia Barron's grandmother, Lillie Johnson, is far right in this photo.

The business card for Big Mama’s Kitchen serves as a colorful flyer for the restaurant. The card reflects her national notoriety, with one side dedicated to her television appearances. This was the restaurant’s current business card in the autumn of…

Big Mama’s Kitchen was featured on the Sundance Channel’s cooking show, “Ludo Bites America.” This poster was used to advertise Ludo’s visit, which took place on May 21, 2011. The episode aired on July 26, 2011.

Patricia Barron's father, Basie Givens, led a succession of popular jazz bands during the 1950s and 1960s. His first band, The Jungle Rhythm Boys, was formed with friends in the 1930s. The bandmembers are shown with their homemade and hand-me-down…
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