Trying to achieve black selfhood in Little Rock
The erasure of pre-integration black community also means the loss of artifacts of black joy. Those artifacts, mementos of those places, seem harder to find today, scrubbed from memory, or crowded out by the drama of police dogs and fire hoses. Whenever I catch the stories of early classes from Little Rock’s black high schools—Dunbar, or Horace Mann—the joy such stories bring to the faces of their alums feels out of time with the Little Rock I imagine preceding 1957.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 23, 2017 at 6:00 PM | LITTLE ROCK
A New Jazz Composition Premier: Written by Chris Parker and featuring Brian Blade, Bill Huntington, Bobby LaVell, Marc Franklin, Chad Fowler, Kelley Hurt, and I.J. Routen in honor of unity on the sixtieth anniversary of the 1957 Central High School desegregation crisis.