Elizabeth Eckford - Diary Entries

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Elizabeth Eckford - Diary Entries
May 17th, 1954
Dear Diary,
Today the Supreme Court ruled in favour of the Brown case!! It is so terrific for 2 reasons: 1, because it is the end of school segregation, and 2, because the Chief Justice people have finally gotten their heads screwed on and opened their eyes. They finally saw that the Board of Education and “seperate but equal” was a lie. Because seriously, even the my next door neighbor 's dog knew that not even the school books were equal to the white schools books. Most of them were hand me downs from the white schools, and were out of date! God knows the whites don’t rate us as humans. Heck, they probably don’t even think of us as vermin. Still though, it is a shame that Linda wasn’t able to experience the integration of her school herself (as she has moved on into high school), it is great news to all blacks of America, as this will be the first step to integrating with the whites. My mum says that maybe by the time I go to high school, the school might be integrated! I still have a couple of years until I go into the local black only high school, but I hope that happens, because all I really want is to be treated the same. And I’m 100% positive thats want all blacks have wanted to be for years, all across the country.

December 2nd, 1955
Dear Diary,
The most extraordinary thing happened yesterday!!! A little bit further south, in Montgomery, a black lady got arrested for not moving to the back of a bus. You see, its a…
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