The Little Rock Nine Are Now Eight: The Ancestors Bring Home Jefferson Thomas
The Little Rock Nine ~ 1957. These are the children who integrated the school in Little Rock, Arkansas. President Eisenhower ordered out the National Guard to protect them, but they were still spit on and they had to endure hateful remarks and racist epithets. They are all heroes in my book.
1957 little rock nine | Don't let her in our school," called out another. Surrounded by a white mob threatening to lynch her because she tried to register at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. Elizabeth Eckford was only 15 years when she experienced this traumatic attack.
The Little Rock Nine was a group of African-American students who were enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957. The ensuing Little Rock Crisis, in which the students were initially prevented from entering the racially segregated school by Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus, and then attended after the intervention of President Eisenhower, is considered to be one of the most important events in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.
The Little Rock Nine were the nine African-American students involved in the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School. Their entrance into the school in 1957 Arkansas governor Orval Faubus, in defiance of a federal court order, called out the Arkansas National Guard to prevent the Nine from entering. President Dwight D. Eisenhower responded by federalizing the National Guard and sending in units of the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division to escort the Nine into the school