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endehors Wed 24-Jan-18 11:30:50

It really is shocking to think this was only in 1963!

Eltonjohnssyrup Mon 22-Jan-18 20:35:05

Just found this article about Elizabeth Eckford (Little Rock)

Love her mother's advice 'be nice, and put them to shame.'

Anasnake Mon 22-Jan-18 20:32:00

She was 15

Eltonjohnssyrup Mon 22-Jan-18 20:30:21

That Little Rock photo, how dignified does she look compared to the other women?

Anasnake Mon 22-Jan-18 20:14:58

The pictures of the Little Rock Nine in 1957 horrify me. Elizabeth Eckford is 76 now and has met the woman shouting abuse at her - think it was for an episode of Oprah.

IlPorcupinoNilSodomyEst Mon 22-Jan-18 20:07:00

Bless her, she's tiny! Not fair for her to have to be the brave one
My DD couldn't have done it.

Eltonjohnssyrup Mon 22-Jan-18 20:06:13

Sorry, thought it would post the explanation too. That is the first black child to attend a white school in 1963. Loads of parents pulled their kids out rather than let her attend with them, and she had to have police protection.

Eltonjohnssyrup Mon 22-Jan-18 20:04:12

Came across this. Unbelievablely she is only 63. Brave family, not sure I'd have the guts TBH.

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