The famous Civil Right Movement was powered by ordinary people at the severing lunch counters, buses, and environmental stores…and in neighborhoods restaurants. When people were preparing themselves for taking on the full force of segregation, many eateries of America made sure to keep their bellies full. Some of these eateries became the meeting place and safe havens for the Civil Right Moments activists. These eateries helped them in any way possible.
Take a walk to these few legendary eateries around the city. Just walk in to satisfy your appetite, with your friends and share plenty of memories about that very special time in America’s history…over some lip-smacking food!!
Often rated as the best place for the ones who love fried chicken. The most remembered thing about this place is that it is one of the most favorite places of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.The activists and community leader always visit Atlanta’s Paschal Restaurant to plan their next course of action, over plates of fried chicken, candied yams, and fried okra.
Dooky Chase’s Restaurant
New Orleans, Louisiana
The upstairs room of this restaurant was often known as the place to discuss the strategy and debate of the Civil Right lawyers. This place is famous for its shrimp gumbo and sweet potato pie. These people fought for racism in courts and the streets. Owner and chef of the restaurant have cooked for president George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
Little Rock, Arkansas
Often rated as the best place for the ones who love fried chicken. The most remembered thing about this place is that it is one of the most favorite places of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The activists and community leader always visit here to plan their next course of action, over plates of fried chicken, candied yams, and fried okra.
Lannie’s Bar-B-Q Spot
Once it was a tiny place with dirt floors but still considered as the major community center and meeting hub. Further, this place became an accomplished eatery. In 2015, it was listed in the Alabama Barbecue Hall of Fame. It was known as the Freedom House to the freedom riders around the world. And the owner of the eatery always made sure to fed everyone.
Ben’s Chili Bowl
When the riots broke down in the nation’s capital, SNCC leader asked the owner of the restaurant to keep it open. The owner and his wife did that courageously serving both the authorities and those injured in the riot including the policemen and firemen. Whenever you visit Ben’s Chili Bowl in Washington, D.C , don’t forget to try their own “original chili half smoke dogs” and thick milkshakes. President Obama is among the ones who enjoyed his hotdog here.
Brenda’s Bar-B-Que Pit
Located on Mobile Highway Road for nearly 75 years. It is the fourth oldest barbecue joint in the state. This place was the focal point for the Civil Right activity of the city at the time of Civil Right Movements.