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May 13, 2012


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Bill Turnier

It is King's in Petersburg VA but that is all I know. I know nothing of the quality of their BBQ. We have a King's in Kinston that is a decent place to stop for BBQ on the way to the beach. They have pretty good banana pudding too. However, I recommend Wilbur's in Goldsboro as providing the best BBQ on a road trip to the NC beaches. Sorry but I will have to leave it to others to fill in the Civil Rights angle on any of them. I am sure they all have a nasty past.

Alfred Brophy

Bill! You're good. You got that exactly. I didn't know there was more than one King's. I just heard the Blue Note recommended as the best BBQ in the triangle. Any thoughts on this?

Now, as to the story about its importance in civil rights history ....

Bob Strassfeld

So, I could scour my library and probably not find out the significane of King's, or I could just ask. What role did it play?

Bill Turnier

I am with Bob!

Alfred Brophy

The short version of the story is King's was segregated and now it's not. I'll leave it up to Carl to tell a longer version of the story. And I must say that I'm looking forward to eating at King's next time I'm through Petersburg, which I hope will be very soon.

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