Wednesday, June 20, 2007
On the road: day 2
Tuesday, June 19, we visited The Clinton Library in Little Rock, Ark., a place worth seeing. Afterward we found Little Rock Central High School where 50 years ago this September nine courageous blacks entered a white high school to break segregation. What an amazing thing to see. I looked into one of the classroom window and saw a poster of Martin Luther King, Jr., on the wall and it made me think: Can you imagine learning about the history of civil rights in the United States and studying an event that took place at your high school? Across the street is the restored gas station that stood there in 1957. It's used as the visitors’ center for the national monument to remember the event. A new visitors center is being built across the street and should be finished by the 50th anniversary this fall.