On Sept. 4, 1957, the Arkansas National Guard, under the order of Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus, blocked nine black students from entering Little Rock Central High School.
National Parks Service/Will Counts/Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Elizabeth Eckford is surrounded by a white crowd after she was denied entrance
to Little Rock Central High School, Sept. 4, 1957.
This image is etched on my brain and I see it each year when the first day of school rolls around. I still find it hard to believe that sane people could have behaved the way that angry, jeering mob did and my heart goes out to these brave children.