Outfit worn by Carlotta Walls to Little Rock Central High School
- 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.
- 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.
- Data Source
- National Museum of African American History and Culture
- Created by
- Sportswear by Sheinberg
- Worn by
- Carlotta Walls LaNier, American, born 1942
- Subject of
- Little Rock Central High School, American, founded 1927
- Credit Line
- Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Carlotta Walls LaNier
- cotton with plastic buttons
- H x W (top): 22 3/4 x 23 1/2 in. (57.8 x 59.7 cm)
- H x W (skirt): 27 x 41 in. (68.6 x 104.1 cm)
- ensembles (costume)
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