Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock
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Do you know who the "Little Rock Nine" are? Nine black students were carefully selected to be the first to integrate the high school in Little Rock, Arkansas. They have since become known as the Little Rock Nine. Integration had happened elsewhere, but the folks of Little Rock fought the integration order and refused entry to the black students. In fact, a mob formed and grew daily. They spit on the students, screamed and threatened them. It was big time national news, and this photo became the most famous:
Now I am reading The Lions of Little Rock, a fictionalized retelling of that time. The background I read in Elizabeth and Hazel is making my current read more entertaining!