Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Perusal of Shorpy.... Odd name... Great site!

Previous poster Joe Manning said:
"This is a beautiful photo. Look at the pride in the face of the teacher on the right. This was 1905, and most of these children would have been around 60 years old when the Brown vs. Board of Education decision was handed down, and another 10 years before the Public Accommodations and Voting Rights Acts were passed. For another sixty years after this photo was taken, this country still, by law, condemned these lovely young Americans to second-class citizenship. Think of what the potential talents of these children might have contributed to world in the 20th century, had we given them an equal chance."
I agree wholeheartedly with the sentiment Manning expressed here, and appreciate you @ Shorpy for sharing this photo with those of us obsessive history buffs.

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