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JOHN BRUMMETT: Elizabeth endures

By John Brummett

This article was published February 13, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

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Hazel Bryan shouts insults at Elizabeth Eckford as she walks past a line of National Guardsman.

Elizabeth Eckford spoke softly, tersely, and with understated power.

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WGT says... February 13, 2018 at 6:52 a.m.

Heavy.

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BOLTAR says... February 13, 2018 at 7:27 a.m.

An American hero transcends American hatred and ignorance.

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RBear says... February 13, 2018 at 7:43 a.m.

These were the voices from 60 years ago, but these are still the voices in Charlottesville or Harrison or even in these boards. When people degrade a class of people because of their race, either directly or indirectly, those voices carry forward to today.
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"If Democrats want a high crime rate and more Democratic voters you got to get rid of whites and replace them with Blacks."
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Thank you for sharing the moments from that night, John. We need more diversity of thought like this to help remind us that while we've come a long ways, we still have a long ways to go.

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mozarky2 says... February 13, 2018 at 7:48 a.m.

Let's recall that the democrat governor called out the National Guard to stop desegregation, and the Republican president sent federal troops to protect the black students.

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hah406 says... February 13, 2018 at 7:58 a.m.

mozarky, democrats then in the south are today's republicans. They started switching parties en mass with the civil rights movement of the 60's and finished the switch when the U.S. elected a black man as POTUS. Faubus would be your GOP god if he were alive in office today. Study history, and don't make this about politics. This was about a young black girl standing up to a bunch of racists, many of whom still live in this state and espouse their views on this web site.

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rh1378 says... February 13, 2018 at 8:26 a.m.

hah406......Very good points.

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mozarky2 says... February 13, 2018 at 8:33 a.m.

You're either lying or misinformed, hah.
Today's democrat party is even more pernicious in their treatment of blacks. The democrats purposely keep them as poor and stupid as possible, solely for their votes. A growing number of blacks are figuring this out, and before long they'll stop being such a reliable bloc for the dems. And when that happens, the dem party dies. Probably around November.
No, hah, the democrats of 1957 stayed democrats.

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RBear says... February 13, 2018 at 8:38 a.m.

Moz I know you’re issue illiterate, but you really proved your ignorance today. Dixiecrats, the racist Democrats of the 50s and 60s, were pushed out of the Democratic Party and moved to the Republican Party. Storm Thurmond was a great example. You are a part of that ignorant bunch who continues to hold this country back from true greatness.

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RBear says... February 13, 2018 at 8:50 a.m.

I read moz’s comment and I really have to ask if people are REALLY that issue illiterate. To even suggest that with a straight face shows moz has not studied the path of the Dixiecrats and how they migrated to the Republican Party. I would hope he would be as ashamed of them, but he probably would have been one of them, embracing their racist ideology. If not, then he should be leading the movement to eradicate them from the Republican Party where they fled to.

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mozarky2 says... February 13, 2018 at 8:53 a.m.

RBlowhard, you lie again.
The dimocrat party has done everything in their power to keep black people down, solely for their votes. Black people are beginning to figure it out, though.
The dims have already manifested their hatred of the working class loud and clear, and that fact gave us President Trump. Now, blacks are figuring out that the dims hate them, too.
That "Blue Wave" you people are predicting in November will be a Red Tsunami.
Buh-bye, dimocrat party!

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