"The niggers are coming!"
September 25, 2007 10:03 PM Subscribe
Through a Lens Darkly
- on September 4, 1957, when 15-year-old Elizabeth Eckford tried to enter Little Rock Central High, she was blocked by the National Guard and surrounded by a screaming mob of 250: "Lynch her! Lynch her!" "No nigger bitch is going to get in our school! Get out of here!" "Go back to where you came from!" Looking for a friendly face, she turned to an old woman, who spat on her
. Dramatic news footage
. Ernest Green, another of the Little Rock 9 recalls
the first day of school.
Also in 1957
A Picture Counts
- recent thread by zzazazz of Dorothy Counts entering the Charlotte School system in 1957
Willie Edwards: Justice Still Absent in Bridge Death
- January 23, 1957
All Through the Night
- Strom Thurmond's 24-Hour Filibuster, August 29, 1957
Civil Rights Act 1957
- signed by Eisenhower September 9, 1957