This past weekend, was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I had an opportunity to be apart of the #Central60 celebration and to honor and thank the #LR9 . After my comments at the Interfaith Service, I had a chance to visit with my Hero's and personally thank them, in return they thanked me for being the fruits of their labor, and reminded me that fight must go on. #TigerPride#LRCHS
It’s been 60 years since the integration of Little Rock Central High School. Magna IV was proud to create a full panoramic of the school’s exterior with our magnetic sign system to honor the heroic actions of the #LR9 . #Central60 @lrcentralhigh60
we still have 60th merch available if you couldn’t snag any while you were at commemoration events last weekend. can’t make it into the store? check out our bookstore’s website! link in bio.
t-shirt sizes range from S-2XL. Your continued support helps us sponsor education programs for students at Central High School and beyond. #CentralHigh60th#Central60#LittleRockNine
The Little Rock Nine was a group of nine African American students enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957. Their enrollment was followed by the Little Rock Crisis, in which the students were initially prevented from entering the racially segregated school by Orval Faubus, the Governor of Arkansas. They then attended after the intervention of President Dwight D. Eisenhower on September 25, 1957.
In the words of the late, great author and poet William Cuthbert Faulkner, "The past is never dead. It's not even past." Today, 60 years on, we celebrate 10 American heroes, Daisy Bates and the Little Rock Nine.