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Cemeteries, Barbecue, and Desegregation

Cemeteries, Barbecue, and Desegregation

Jan 26, 2018

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I started the day with a visit to Little Rock National Cemetery (I’m realizing that for some reason, I never spell “cemetery” right the first time…).

 

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One thing that hit me hard was the realization that a large number of the graves were of unknown soldiers. Men who gave their lives in various wars which shaped world history while their own personal histories were lost to the world save for their family and friends.

 

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In a corner, somewhat hidden by the visitor’s center and restrooms, was a small section of Confederate graves. 

 

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For lunch, I got some ribs and beef at Sims Barbecue. I’m used to Texas barbecue so it was a bit sweeter than I’d usually prefer due to all of the sauce. But the meat was great and the turnip greens complemented it well.

 

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Afterwards, I headed over to Little Rock Central High School and its visitor center.

 

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After resting my legs at the hostel for a bit, I went out to Blue Canoe Brewing Co. with the manager of the hostel and another guest. Before turning in for the night, we stopped into Stones Throw where I noticed many of the people I had seen last time as well as several dogs. I regret not getting any photos of the dogs, but at least I got to pet a corgi. So it wasn’t all for naught.

 

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