Nearly 5 years ago, I decided to explore my options, take a risk to travel across the globe to teach abroad in the Middle East. At that time, the state of education had
it’s troubles but I learned to adapt and persevere to become a passionate Special Needs Educator. I took for granted the restorative natural of travel and how easy it is to explore the United States without a passport or visa. That’s why every Summer I create an agenda and go on a road trip to visit places and/or states I’ve never seen. This year, one of the many places I traveled to was Little Rock, Arkansas. I had the liberty of walking the same route nine students took nearly 60 years ago to force their way into high school to get the educated.
The Little Rock Nine were a group of nine African American students enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957. Their enrollment was followed by the Little Rock Crisis, in which the students were initially prevented from entering the racially segregated school by Orval Faubus, the Governor of Arkansas.