Elizabeth Eckford, perhaps the most famous of the “Little Rock Nine,” braces a hostile mob as she walks away from Little Rock’s Central High School on Sept. 4, 1957. Eckford was turned away by Arkansas National Guardsmen, who were instructed by Gov. Orval Faubus not to allow nine black students to enter the school, despite federal court orders. By Will Counts, AP 1957 file photo
LYNCHING A TEEN: Aftermath of a lynching in Center, Texas, near the Louisiana border. The victim was a 16-year-old boy. August 3, 1920. "The various emotions you see, from stern, to questioning, to nothing less than shit-eating grins, the presence of children, all while the young man they murdered dangles in front of them."