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06 November 2008 @ 04:30 pm
This bears repeating.  
Until 1968 1958, only 40 50 years ago, it would've been illegal for these two kids to go to school together. Times have changed and, in this case, definitely for the better.

Thanks to April Winchell for posting these photos to her blog, and to chiaspod for reposting them. I want my own copy in my blog.

Current Location: USA
Current Mood: patriotic
Kburgunder on November 7th, 2008 01:26 am (UTC)

"By 1968 all forms of segregation had been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court"

...? Educate me.
Douglaschiaspod on November 7th, 2008 02:00 am (UTC)
Ok, now I get a chance to actually clean up what I threw in while commuting:

In Brown v Board of Education of Topeka, school segregration was declared unconstitutional under the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment.

In 1957, two things happened that pretty much put a stake through the heart of school segregation - my dad had black schoolmates in his senior year at Hillsborough High School in Tampa, FL, because the honorable Gov. LeRoy Collins pocket-vetoed a bill by the Florida Legislature which would have ruled the SC decision null and void.

And over in Little Rock, AR, there was an armed showdown between Eisenhower and the delightfully named Orval Faubus over whether the Little Rock Nine could enter the Little Rock Central High School.

Edited at 2008-11-07 03:43 am (UTC)
Prince of Happinesspoh on November 7th, 2008 02:04 am (UTC)
He's referencing Brown vs. Board of Education.