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Standing Against the Mob

Sep 22, 2018 - The New York Times

The obituary for Jerry Dhonau in The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette last month contained all of the usual information. He was 83 years old and lived in Little Rock and Albuquerque. He'd had a long career in journalism. Survivors included a wife, a daughter and a granddaughter.

But it also contained a forgotten slice of history.

When a racist mob surrounded 15-year-old Elizabeth Eckford near Little Rock Central High School on the morning of Sept. 4, 1957, he and a few other journalists ...