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Diary of a White Teenager attending Little Rock High School in 1957.

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Diary of a White Teenager attending Little Rock High School in 1957

02.09.1957 (Sunday)

Dear Diary

I can’t believe it they’re actually going to attempt coming to my school tomorrow. I’m amazed they got this far but rest assured they wont get much further, my father will see to that. It’s an outrage to the whole white community. Just the thought of all of these dirty niggers roaming the school corridors is enough to make me wonder what this world is coming to and that our president is stooping to an all-time low. Father said that he will never vote for him again and that he has only brought shame to our race.

How dare he

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Father bought me a new dress this morning, I’m going to wear it to school tomorrow. I’m just hoping that a nigger doesn’t come so close to me that that their colour rubs off on it. It is only pale pink after all and I’d hate for it to be ruined.


Dear Diary

What an eventful day, we sure showed them. They tried all right, not particularly hard I might add but we claimed victory against these mud coloured dogs once again. At least we’ve got the governor of Arkansas on our side. He ordered for State troupers to come and stop the niggers getting into the school. I watched one of

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Dear Diary

Famous last words! Who would have thought that our own white president would deny us our own school and his own race and arrange for these attention seekers to be allowed to return to our school gates? We didn’t stand a chance though this time. He used force to get them in and our state troupers didn’t compare to the 10.000 troupes he sent to defend them.

We never expected it, especially from one of our own kind. That didn’t stop us protesting though. I felt nothing but pain and anguish as they entered our school doors. I will never accept them and it is only a matter of time before these niggers will be disposed of.

Anna Clarke 9GB


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