Little Rock Nine


On May 17, 1954, The US Supreme Court issued the historic Brown Vs. Board of Education. The decision declared all laws establishing segregated schools to be unconstitutional, and it called for the desegregation of all schools throughout the nation. The Little Rock Nine was the group of African-American students, selected on the criteria of excellent grades and attendance, who were enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957 under the request of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Ensuing the Little Rock Crisis, the students were initially prevented them from entering the racially segregated school. After the intervention of President Eisenhower, the students were allowed to attend, a day which is considered to be one of the most important events in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.
The Little Rock Nine opened up doors to racial acceptance in the US, which is still in progress currently. Their integrity and dedication showed the American people that what they were doing was right and that everyone should learn to accept people for who they are.

Bottom row, left to right: Thelma Mothershed, Minnijean Brown, Elizabeth Eckford, Gloria Ray; Top row, left to right: Jefferson Thomas, Melba Pattillo, Terrence Roberts, Carlotta Walls, Daisy Bates (NAACP President), Ernest Green
Bottom row, left to right: Thelma Mothershed, Minnijean Brown, Elizabeth Eckford, Gloria Ray; Top row, left to right: Jefferson Thomas, Melba Pattillo, Terrence Roberts, Carlotta Walls, Daisy Bates (NAACP President), Ernest Green
The Little Rock Nine:













This video explains the story of the Little Rock Nine and how they impacted both the Civil Rights Movement and present day culture in the US.




Top: map of the location of Little Rock Central High School

Bottom: Photograph of the Little Rock Nine being escorted into the building by the US-Airborne Division.

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Claire Rouse