Black History ‘Erryday’:  Happy 76th Birthday Elizabeth Eckford

by Will Counts 1957

by Kiki

Elizabeth Eckford 10/4/1941 Little Rock, AR. 

One of Little Rock Nine, a group of black students who were the first to attend classes at Little Rock Central High School as a result of  Brown v. Board of Education.  

She was the first black to integrate a white southern high school. 

Received the Congressional Gold Medal, the nation’s highest civilian award by President Clinton in 1999. 

Peace, love, joy, gratitude, faith, courage, compassion, and blessings. 

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