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    The Little Rock Nine is a group of African Americans, who were chosen to integrate a high school in Little Rock, Arkansas. The names of the nine are Thelma Mothershed Wair, Elizabeth Ann Eckford, Gloria Ray Karlsmark, Jefferson A. Thomas, Melba Patillo Beals, Ernest Green, Carlotta Walls Lanier, Minnijean Brown Trickey, and Terrence D. Roberts. Prior to their enrollment, black and white students had to attend separate schools. Majority of the white citizens did not like the plan. Some threatened violence and the governor turned the situation into a political issue. The events in Little Rock supports the idea that a small group of citizens can change the world. But, the fact that larger institutions also contributed to the desegregation of…

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    Little Rock Nine Effect

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    The Little Rock Nine was the first group of African American students to integrate schools. They were integrating into Central High School. The nine students that were in the group were Minnijean Brown, Ernest Green, Elizabeth Eckford, Thelma Mothershed, Melba Pattillo, Gloria Ray, Terrence Roberts, Jefferson Thomas, and Carlotta Walls. They had sent out a message saying that there was a new meeting spot. Elizabeth Eckford was the only one who didn't get the message about the new meeting spot.…

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    this new regulation tooth and nail, but the textbook raised one particularly interesting case: Governor Orval Faubus. Facing reelection, he attempted to justify his now-illegal action of upholding segregation in his state’s school systems by holding that he was doing it to represent the desires of his constituency. Even as the nine new black students (who came to be known as the Little Rock Nine) had legally gained the ability to attend Little Rock’s Central High School, he did whatever he…

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    Little Rock Nine Thesis

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    The Little Rock Nine was a pack of nine African Americans from Little Rock Central High School in 1957. (Wikipedia) This story started in 1954 when the Supreme Court called for the end to separated schools between white and blacks.(http://www.npr.org) September 2, 1957 - The day before classes begin for the new school year, Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus ordered the Arkansas National Guard to get around Central High School and block any tries by African American students to approach the school.…

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    Under escort of the Screaming Eagles, sent by President Eisenhower, nine black students enter Central High and complete their first day. Just three weeks ago, Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus sent National Guard troops to prevent the students from entering. He has now been over ruled by President Eisenhower. Eisenhower federalized the Arkansas National Guard and sent in 1,000 army paratroopers to enforce the integration in Little Rock. Many of the men were stationed in the school hallways to help…

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    Segregation has come a long way because of the Little Rock Nine. These following paragraphs should tell you what the Little Rock Nine did to change the society for life. First, segregation is where blacks were separated from whites. Segregation was started because blacks were always known for being slaves, the whites always known that so the treated the blacks badly. The author of “A Scary First Day” states “African-Americans had to sit in the back of the city buses and drink from water…

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    weren’t called on. The Arkansas National Guard’s actions were actually applauded by some people in the crowd. The superintendent of Little Rock Schools, Virgil Blossom, said, “I have nothing but praise for the Guardsmen and the manner in which they performed a trying job under difficult circumstances.” Ten days later in a meeting with president with Eisenhower, Faubus agreed to use the National Guard to protect the African American Teenagers, but when they…

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    had rocky lives. The struggles were not only before the Civil Rights Movement, but the road to and from it as well. Most of the colored community has had a harsh journey from being considered property instead of people, to having near equal opportunities. This is why Little Rock Nine and Central High were major to not…

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    rights, economic issues, and most importantly challenges of diversity and racism. Throughout the years that diversity has begun to deteriorate and the country has at last become closer to one. The Little Rock Nine, a group of nine African American students who became the first to integrate into and all white high school contributed to the deterioration of that diversity. Although the Little Rock Nine encountered a lot of suffering and diversity, they fought through great obstacles to bring the…

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    Little Rock Nine by:Rachel Martin September of 1957, this country was changed forever by this crisis of segregation. picture of the central high school and the little rock nine being protected by an army of men for their safety. As you can imagine Governor Faubus is not happy about this situation but him rejecting the idea of segregation at the school and giving a lack of protection to the nine african american students the president has taken this into his own hands and has brung in a army…

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