Cathedral School happens to have been formed 50 years ago. Coincidentally, sort of, that was a watershed year in Little Rock history. I’m reminded again of that by this note from a reader:

Evidently some members of the “Lost Year” classes are planning a protest at Central on the 50th Anniversary because they’ve been “left out” of all activities.

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Can’t you just see a bunch of older, dumpy white people protesting outside a secure perimeter at Central?  Oh wait, I’ve got a photo of that from ’57!

Another interesting tidbit: after Eisenhower finished addressing the nation the evening of Sept. 24, 1957 [when federal troops enforced desegregation], the White House played the national anthem!  Think it was a message to the rebels’ singing Dixie every chance they got?

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They’re still some Dixie singing going on in LR, particularly in the daily newspaper, which is steadily publishing an inaccurate history of events tailored to the editor’s thinking, not the facts.

 

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