Little Rock Nine

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Subject:
American History
Grade:
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Little Rock Nine

The Little Rock Nine were a group of courageous black students who integrated into the Arkansas capital Central High School in September 1957. The group included: Minnijean Brown, Elizabeth Eckford, Ernest Green, Thelma Mothershed, Melba Pattillo, Gloria Ray, Terrence Roberts, Jefferson Thomas, and Carlotta Walls. Initially taunted by rough white students and civilians and National Guard troops refused to help, the students eventually gained access into the school after President Dwight Eisenhower ordered paratroopers to protect them. Minnijean Brown was expelled in February 1958 after verbally responding to a racial assult, but the other eight students remained in school. On May 29, 1958, Ernest Green became the first member of the group and the first African American to graduate from Central Highschool.

Minnijean BrownElizabeth EckfordErnest GreenThelma MothershedMelba PattilloGloria RayClarence RobertsJefferson ThomasCarlotta Walls

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"The Little Rock Nine." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 19 Sept. 2014."The Little Rock Nine." PBS. PBS, n.d. Web. 19 Sept. 2014.

Little Rock Nine

Historical Significance

Graduates

Video

Above ~ Little Rock Nine meeting a government official

Above and Right ~ Little Rock Nine being escorted to and from school to avoid any racial voilence between other students and towns people

Left ~ The memorial statue of the Little Rock Nine to commemorate their courage and bravery during a time of civil unrest.

“I want us to think seriously about living in a society where some people are privileged but others are not, and we take it as a matter of course that this is the way it is.” ― Terrance Roberts

#allshadesareequal


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