Change Author / Owner : Outfit worn by Carlotta Walls to Little Rock Central High School
Outfit worn by Carlotta Walls to Little Rock Central High School
This outfit was worn by Carlotta Walls LaNier during the "Little Rock Crisis" of 1957 at Little Rock Central High School. The outfit consists of a skirt and blouse in a matching alphabetical print of blue, teal, and white on a black background. The blouse fastens with small black buttons, has a pointed collar and short sleeves that tie into bows at the cuffs. The skirt is full and has several pleats at the waist.
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Worn by : Carlotta Walls LaNier, American, born 1942
Subject of : Little Rock Central High School, American, founded 1927
Date : 1957
Caption : Carlotta Walls LaNier was the youngest of the nine students to desegregate Little Rock Central High School in September, 1957. She wore this matching skirt and blouse to the first day of school, which was also the first day she was turned away.
Object number : 2012.117.1ab
Type : ensembles (costume)
See more items in : National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification : Clothing-Historical
Exhibition : Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View : NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Credit Line : Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Carlotta Walls LaNier
Place used : Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States, North and Central America
Restrictions & Rights : No Known Copyright Restrictions
Medium : cotton with plastic buttons
Dimensions : H x W (top): 22 3/4 x 23 1/2 in. (57.8 x 59.7 cm)
Dimensions : H x W (skirt): 27 x 41 in. (68.6 x 104.1 cm)
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