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View Diary: Living Through the Little Rock School Integration Crisis--1957 (52 comments)

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  •  thank you from the younger generation who did not (4+ / 0-)

    experience Jim Crow and that kind of desegregation. I turned ten at the end of 1973 and I remember hearing stories and arguments and hard feelings flying overhead amongst the grown-ups in the family group as "forced busing" happened in Boston.
         I had grown up with the mis-impression that "Jim Crow" things occurred directly after the Civil War and must have faded far into the past until one day I realized it was still alive when my mother-in-law had been my age, having her first baby, my hubby. I had no idea it was still so close at hand, having grown up in the north-country where it simply wasn't an issue at hand.

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