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S: The Little Rock Nine

FC: The Little Rock Nine Stephen Codispoti Jesse Herndon Brandon Allen | 1957

1: Ernest Green Elizabeth Eckford Jefferson Thomas Dr. Terrence Roberts Carlotta Walls Lanier Minnijean Trickery Gloria Ray Karlmark Thelma Mothershed-Wair Melba Patillo Beals

2: The Little Rock Nine were a group of African American students from Central High School in Arkansas. They were enrolled in a white school, and white mobs went crazy on the student's first day of school because they thought the school was for whites only.

3: President Eisenhower sent the 101st Airbourne Division to make sure that the student's completed a safe and successful day.

4: The nine student's families were under extreme pressure after the incident occured. They were forced to resign from their jobs,or they were fired.

5: In retaliation, African Americans performed sit ins.

6: A sit in is where a protestor or protestors nonviolently protest by occuping a specific area. They usually take place at establishments such as restaurants or offices.

7: In the midst of the chaos, Arkansas governor, Orval Fabus, was trying to shut the school down, but it was declared unconstitutional, and the school remained open.

8: Today, Elizabeth Eckford is the only student from the group still living.

9: The students have won several awards for their courage, such as the Congressional Gold Medal in 1999.

10: A statue also stands in Little Rock, Arkansas in their honor.

11: Not to mention, they are in history books all across the U.S.

12: Work Cited | www.newsmild.com www.library.thinkquest.net www.centralhigh57.org www.dictionary.com www.radgeek.com www.tusconcitizen.com www.ordeositexplode.com www.istockphoto.com

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