Back in the 1966, I was a relatively young woman with a 14-year old-daughter and 8-year-old son. That was a momentous year for us because that was the year that Minden schools were integrated. We had read of the violence associated with the integration in other big cities and we were so worried about it coming to Minden.
In my son’s room that January of 1966 Beverly Hampton was one of the first black students to integrate E.S. Richardson School. Her desk was right across the aisle from my son. Near the end of the school year she came down with