Interview with Marcia Webb Lecke
QUESTION 20
INTERVIEWER:

I'M GOING TO STOP FOR A MOMENT AND HELP YOU ON THIS ‘CAUSE YOU HOW WELL DO YOU THINK THE TEACHERS AND THE ADMINISTRATORS DID IN THAT YEAR, IN MAKING IT A NORMAL YEAR?

Marcia Webb Lecke:

I think they did a superb job. When you have that many students, and you have the responsibility for that many students, and you try to make it as normal a year as possible, when you look at the yearbook for that year, and you recall, uh, how the yearbook remembers the year, there are only four pictures which are devoted to the Little Rock Central crisis. And the pictures that are in the yearbook are ones which certainly aren't sensationalized, they're the ones that look like the troops are just standing around, the students are doing what they're supposed to do. Um, it shows the troops sleeping, back from the fair, uh footsore and weary and far from home. There is nothing to suggest that, uh we were making history at the time. And I think that the yearbook shows what the administration was encouraging, that we make it a normal year, and accentuate the positive. We had an outstanding class, football team, and, uh, and having as normal a year as possible, and the yearbook reflects that.