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  1. Iris Rideau: A Pioneer Gets Her Due ‘Because People Want to Know Now’

    Iris Rideau: A Pioneer Gets Her Due ‘Because People Want to Know Now’

    Iris Duplantier Rideau is a legend and, at 85 years old, is finally getting the attention she deserves. She is Creole, born in New Orleans of mixed cultures and race; became a prominent businesswoman and social activist in Los Angeles; and then opened Rideau Vineyard in the Santa Ynez Valley of Santa Barbara, becoming the first Black woman to own a commercial winery in the U.S.

     

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