Montgomery Spot on CNN List of Food Stops with Civil Rights History

Neighborhood diners became meeting spots for civil rights leaders and activists -- often the only safe spaces to gather and strategize. Others were simply among few places where nonwhite people could dine outside their homes.

From the site of the Nashville sit-ins to a pig ear sandwich that eavesdropped on history, these restaurants on the Southern civil rights trail serve up much more than just great food.

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