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Carson Gulley was more than the maker of fudge bottom pie at UW-Madison; Housing official draws attention to discrimination the Black pioneer chef and media figure faced

Scott Seyforth has read more than 100 interviews with Carson Gulley.

Not once did the culinary, radio and TV pioneer of the mid-1900s mention how proud he was of his now-famous fudge bottom pies, said Seyforth, a University of Wisconsin-Madison assistant director of residence life at University Housing.

“It’s one of the only things people know him for because for 40 years, it’s the only way almost that university communications has presented him to the public — as in relationship to fudge bottom pie,” Seyforth said recently on WPR’s “The Larry Meiller Show.”