55 And Counting
‘Little Rock Nine’ remembered in iconic images
Posted: January 11, 2013 at 2:41 a.m.
The images became iconic the moment they appeared in the Arkansas Democrat on a September day 55 years ago: A black 15-year-old named Elizabeth Eckford is tormented by a jeering mob, one of them screaming into the lens of Will Counts’ camera. Alone at a bus stop, the same teenager is engulfed by protesters, a “stop” sign ironically framed by the crowd. Surrounded by newsmen, an Arkansas National Guard officer talks with students barred from Little Rock’s Central High School on the first day of integration.
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Whats Up, Pages 13 on 01/11/2013