Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site

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Last night Sierra, Noelle and I stayed in Little Rock, Arkansas. This morning we woke up, packed, ate breakfast and headed a few blocks east to the Central High School National Historic Site. I had been there before back in 2006, but for Noelle and Sierra it was a first visit. The visitor center, which was new since my last visit, contained a lot of interesting exhibits about civil rights and the Little Rock Nine, the first group of African American students to attend the school. These black students faced an incredible amount of hatred and hardships in attending the formerly all-white school.

After checking out the exhibits, we headed outside for a look at the school itself and a small memorial park located across the street from the visitor center.
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After leaving Little Rock it was a long, painful drive to Memphis and eventually Nashville. Traffic was at a standstill on Interstate 40. it took about 2 hours to travel 4 miles. When we finally got to Memphis we had a delicious early dinner at Corky's before moving east to Nashville.   

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