Sylvia Woods

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Date: 2017
Publisher: Gale
Document Type: Brief biography
Length: 158 words
Content Level: (Level 2)
Lexile Measure: 540L

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About this Person
Born: February 02, 1926 in Hemingway, South Carolina, United States
Died: July 19, 2012 in Mount Vernon, New York, United States
Nationality: American
Occupation: Restaurateur
Other Names: Pressley, Sylvia
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Family: daughter of Van and Julia Pressley; married Herbert K, ; children: Van, Bedelia, Kenneth & Crizette. Education: La Robert Cosmetology Sch. Memberships: Share Our Strength; City Meals on Wheels; Women's Roundtable. Addresses: Office: 328 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY, United States 10027; Home: 581 E Lincoln Ave, Mount Vernon, NY, United States 10552-3715 Phone: Office: (212) 996-0660; Home: (914) 667-4446.


Sylvia's Restaurant, founder & owner, 1962-; Sylvia's Atlanta, owner, 1997-; Sylvia's Beauty Products & Sylvia's Express, owner, NY, 2001-.


Woman of the Year Award, NAACP, 1978; Women's Day Award, Cert Appreciation, 1988; Bus Award, The Riverside Club, 1991; African American Award, Bus Award, 1990; Mayor NY City, Cert Appreciation, 1992; Lifetime Achievement Award, NY Metro Roundtable, 1993; Bus Award, The NY State Dept Econ Develop, 1994; Featured in Ebony Magazine.


US Air Force, Cert Appreciation, 1989; US Army, Cert Appreciation, 1991; Sylvia's Soul Food Cookbook, William Morrow Co, 1992; Sylvia's Family Soul Food Cookbook, 1999.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|K1645540153