Remembering "The Little Rock Nine" in 1957
On September 21, I did a different kind of celebrating of the Fifties. On a quiet Sunday afternoon, Don and I visited Little Rock Central High, where 9 brave and determined African American teenagers attempted to go to school, 57 years ago. They were banned from attending that first day, by the Arkansas National Guard.
To protect the students from mobs of angry protesters, Eisenhower eventually called out the US Army's 101st Airborne Division to escort the students into school.
With my often silly focus on the fifties, it was nice to celebrate something really meaningful for a change... to celebrate the amazing young people who made a big impact on the desegregation of American schools.
57 Celebrations of the Fifties!
April 9, 2014
I don't remember the 1950's, since they ended when I was 2. But since I turned 57 today and this is my BYB (Birth Year Birthday) I'm going to just appreciate the flavor of 1957! My goal is to celebrate in at least 57 simple ways throughout the year! I will dabble in the fashion, the foods, the music and the culture of those times...just for the fun of it!