This morning we left Memphis for our next destination, Dallas, Texas!
After only a short trip on the bus, we stopped into a little town called Little Rock.
Back in the 1950’s and 1960’s, integration was slowly making its way through the south, regardless of the rebellion against integration.
In Little Rock, 9 students decided to integrate to Central High School, regardless of the controversial southern views at the time.
The 9 children endured bullying, beating, criticism, shouting t and much more, just for the opportunity and right to attend an ‘integrated’ high school.
This was a chain reaction which continued in the south, as integration began to become more accepted.
It was certainly an emational but extremely educational visit, one I am glad we made. I would highly recommend to anyone who is travelling in the area to stop on.
I even bought a book; ‘Warriors don’t cry’ by Melba Patillo Beals.
A short while later, we had a lunch and stock up stop at our all favorite el cheapo- Walmart!
We stocked up on goodies and supplies as well as an outfit for the upcoming cowgirl/ cowboy party!
We had another stop along the way to Dallas, this time at Texarkana; the border between Texas and Arkansas. I can now say I’ve been in two places at once 😉
For dinner tonight we had an included dinner at Ellen’s Southern Kitchen which was just a quick walk around the corner from the hotel.
The bar had arcade racing games, photos booths and giant jengas!
We had a late and extremely enjoyable night being big kids at Kung Fu Saloon before finally heading back home in the hummer limo which had been waiting for us 🙂