~~June 23, 2020~~
I love to learn these historical details. I love The Beatles, as an ardent fan, anything about them interests me. This is a tidbit I didn’t know about. How apropos to the current times we are living through.
The women, Thelma Mothershed Wair and Elizabeth Eckford, were two members of the Little Rock Nine, a group of nine black students who faced discrimination and the lasting impact of segregation after enrolling in the all-white Little Rock Central High School in 1957, following the Supreme Court’s historic Brown vs. the Board of Education decision.
After the Little Rock Nine enrolled, Arkansas governor Orval Faubus protested their entrance into the school, which in turn sparked the Little Rock Crisis. It was these events that inspired a young McCartney to pen the song “Blackbird.”
~~Published November 9, 2008~~
The Beatles-Blackbird w/Lyrics!
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