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Saturday, May 26, 2007

This just in

Posted By on Sat, May 26, 2007 at 4:12 PM

A Pony Express dispatch just arrived at my hotel room from Little Rock. Correspondent says:

This morning’s D-G had an article on the new National Park Service Visitor Center at Central which did NOT have the boilerplate!  [This would be the erroneous pro-Faubus/anti-federal court background that has been a staple in the newspaper since the son of a 1957 crisis seg-side lawyer became executive editor of the daily newspaper.] Specifically, the statement has been condensed to “ Little Rock Central High School became internationally known in 1957, when nine black students integrated the school, then all-white.”

Has our research of the record (and here's a fuller account of the record) prompted this change at the Democrat-Gazette? Was it merely an oversight? If nothing else, the economy of words is welcome over the multi-paragraph recitation that typically has been used. It also has the virtue of being accurate.

Next from us: An investigation of David O. Dodd. Confederate urban myth? Watch these pages.

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