We stopped in Little Rock to see Central High School.
I had taught about it for years, and it was amazing to stand on the steps where such a change began for our country. It is a truly beautiful building which should be preserved regardless of its history, and it is still an active high school, so tours are by appointment only. Across the street, the National Parks Service maintains a small but excellent Visitor Center with great audio/visuals of the events that occurred there. All so peaceful now.
A wonderful surprise was a display at the Visitor Center of a number of quilts by an artist new to me, Sabrina Zarco. The exhibit is called “American Spring: A Cause for Justice Quilt Exhibition”.
I found these two quilts especially arresting.
I love that she made this one from a vintage tablecloth (thought I was the only one who did that).
I’m told all the quotations are things that have been said to her.
These are nine patches, with paint and stenciling over top, besides the large “applique”.
We had lunch downtown in their River Market District, then continued toward home.