Emancipation Proclamation Field Trip

Emancipation Proclamation Field Trip

A bus load of Herron Center members and supporters boarded a Southern Coaches bus September 22 for a day-long trip to Little Rock to view the Emancipation Proclamation at the Clinton Presidential Library, and to visit Central High School, scene of great racial tension fifty years ago. Our group of about 50 arrived at the Clinton Library about noon and were soon viewing the Emancipation Proclamation as well as a very interesting display the library had prepared on Presidents and their work toward desegregation since 1860. After viewing the whole museum, we headed over to Central High, were we toured their soon-to-be replaced museum. Indeed, while we were there, workers were setting up chairs for the dedication of the new museum that was due to open two days later. View our trip photo album below, with photos by Gus Rankin and Pat Carroll. Click a small “thumbnail” photo to enlarge it, then use your browser’s “back” button to return to this page. Central High the day we were there. They had set up thousands of folding chairs in preparation for the observation of the 50th anniversary of the Crisis, which was to be held just a few days after we were there. Viewing displays inside the Central High Crisis museum Viewing displays inside the Central High Crisis museum Viewing displays inside the Central High Crisis museum Viewing displays inside the Central High Crisis museum Viewing displays inside the Central High Crisis museum Viewing displays inside the Central High Crisis museum Enroute to Little Rock Entering the Clinton Library In the background is the new Central High Crisis museum and...