50 Years Ago…

50 Years Ago

As I was dropping off the children at school this morning, it occurred to me that if this had been 50 years ago on this very day, AP reporter, Relman Morin, was standing outside Little Rock Central High School. He described the chaos outside as a “human explosion.”

He wrote that day:

“Oh, God, the niggers are in the school,” a man yelled.”

This morning, when I dropped the kids off at school, Ms. Rita helped them out of the vehicle with their backpacks. She called them both by name and said (as she has almost every morning since school started):

“Well, [Ms. Diva] you sure do look pretty today.”

 

 

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