"Everyone knows Ebby," said KARK-TV reporter Mitch Mc Coy.
Central was the first high school in a major southern city set to be desegregated since the United States Supreme Court had ruled three years earlier in Brown vs Board of Education that separate and ostensibly equal education was unconstitutional. Should anyone say something nasty at her, she counselled Elizabeth, pretend not to hear them. Lots of white people lined Park Street as Elizabeth headed towards the school.In fact, Haley’s devotion to others at work and home is the reason Susan nominated her daughter to win Little Rock Family’s annual Mom’s Day Off, which includes hair and makeup styling, shopping, a glam photo shoot and a prize package from the stores at Pleasant Ridge Town Center.In Susan’s letter to us, she noted that she was proud of Haley’s academic achievements, her work as an RN, and her ability to provide for her son through nursing school, single parenthood and more.But that was the end of the good times for 18-year-old Ebby."Ebby went to a party on a Friday night and had been assaulted, and there was a videotape," said Ebby's mother Laurie Jernigan.