A 14-year-old Jerry Jones appears in a recently unearthed photograph from 1957 that shows a group of white students at Arkansas’ North Little Rock High blocking six African-American teenagers from entering and integrating the school.
Jones, now known as the Dallas Cowboys owner, has acknowledged that that it is him in the photograph, which was discovered by the Washington Post.
The 80-year-old billionaire said he looked ‘like a little burrhead’ in the photo, which was taken amid a wave of civil rights clashes in the Little Rock area. More famously, President Dwight D. Eisenhower dispatched federal troops to Little Rock’s Central High in September of 1957 to escort black students to class as they were harassed and spit at by racist, vitriolic protestors.
As Jones explained to the Post,…