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The Little Rock Nine
On this day in 1957, nine students, following the momentous Brown v. Board of Education decision, became the first black Americans to attend Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas. President Eisenhower dispatched the 101st Airborne Division paratroopers to escort the students, known as the Little Rock Nine, past angry crowds on their first day of school. LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—Two black students are harassed by other students on their way to school, 1957.
Book of the Week
RFK Funeral Train
by Paul Fusco
Thirty-nine years ago this week in Los Angeles, Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated. A funeral train carried his body from New York City to Washington, D.C. In RFK Funeral Train, Paul Fusco documents the funeral train procession. Despite the hot weather, hundreds of thousands of people stood along the train tracks waiting to pay their respects.
Join the Fray
In all the different types of work I’ve done—editorial, travel, advertising—they’ve all had the same engine driving them, which is that I can’t think of anything that’s better than what happens in real life.