Note: A version of this column first ran in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on Sept. 10, four days after Charles McDonald died in North Little Rock, Ark., at age 86.
One really can’t frame the modern Civil Rights Movement between two specific events. There’s no one day that launched the movement, nor a single moment that brought it to an end.
For my family, however, events that took place between 1957 and 1968 made all the difference in the world.
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