This month marks the 55th anniversary of the first attempt to desegregate Little Rock’s Central High School, by the nine brave students known as the Little Rock Nine.
Now the school carries a designation as a National Historic Site, managed by the National Park Service. A Visitors Center for interpretation and information stands across the street — and that will be the center of the official commemoration of the 55th anniversary of the desegregation crisis. Experts, scholars, celebrities, and a film festival.
Ain’t that great about America? We have a great crisis; it takes a couple of years but we work through it. Then we designate the site for historical purposes, and within a half-century we have a festival where, among other things, we note how much progress we’ve made as a nation in living up to the ideals laid out in the Declaration of Indpendence, the…
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