The owner of Peaches restaurant, which once served Barack Obama while he was running for president, has died at age 94.
Ephram owned Peaches, a soul food restaurant in downtown Jackson that took its name from her nickname. The Clarion-Ledger reports that she was 94 when she died Feb. 4 of pancreatic cancer.
Peaches Restaurant opened in 1961 and was a safe haven for activists during the civil rights movement, according to Southern Foodways Alliance. Medgar Evers was a frequent customer.
Integration took away the core AfricanAmerican businesses from downtown during the 1970s, but Peaches remained.
In 2013, open-heart surgery prompted Ephram to step down from the restaurant. Son Roderick Ephram continued to run Peaches until it closed that year.