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Transcript of Elizabeth Eckford
Went to a segregated school
One of six kids in the family
Her mother taught at the segregated state school for blind and deaf children, instructing them in how to wash and iron for themselves
The states of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and Kentucky all prohibited black and white children from attending the same school. September 4th, 1957-Elizabeth Eckford and eight others attempt to enter Little Rock Central High School. Eckford arrived to the school alone, and was greeted by an angry mob. But Orval Faubus-the govenor of Arkansas- sent the national guard to stop the kids from entering the school
18 days later, Eisenhower sent in troops from the 101st Airborne Troops to ensure that the kids could get in safely.
The nine suffered physical violence and constant racial abuse throughout the school year
Eventually Orval closed down the schools Elizabeth Eckford's contribution to the Civil Rights Movement is that going to this school to integrate it helped start the Civil Rights Movement.
This started to open other peoples eyes, black and whites, to make them realize that desegregating schools was going to start happening. By: Karilyn Porter Introduction Elizabeth Eckford was one of the nine that went to an all white school in Little Rock, Arkansas. She and the other kids desegregating this school was an organized events that was part of the civil rights movement and brought equality.
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-Elizabeth Eckford Brown vs. Board of Education
Supreme Court Ruling "Saturday Open Thread- Little Rock Nine â Pragmatic Obots Unite." Pragmatic Obots Unite â Shooting down firebaggers & teabaggers one truth at a time.... N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2013. <http://pragmaticobotsunite.com/saturday-open-thread-little-rock-nine/>.
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"Top Stories." This Week @ UCSD. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2013. <http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/thisweek/2007/ Elizabeth Eckford arriving to school by herself on the first day Elizabeth Eckford(left) and her friends at school Capital Of Arkansas,
Where Little Rock Nine
desegregated "If we have honestly acknowledged our painful, but shared past, then- we can have reconciliation." Elizabeth Eckford, one of the Little Rock Nine This quote from Elizabeth Eckford relates to the Civil Rights Movement because if people recognize the past, they will be able to move on into a better future. This quote from Elizabeth Eckford relates to the civil rights movement because of the way that she has changed people because of what she did. This was the Supreme Court Ruling that declared that schools had to desegregate, which caused the little rock 9 to go to Little Rock High. Elizabeth Eckford Elizabeth Ecford's School photo Elizabeth Eckford made a big contribution to the civil rights movement by opening people's eyes-white and black- to realizing that desegregation needed to happen to give people equal rights. The Little Rock 9 and Elizabeth Eckford brought change to an all white school and helped start a movement. 1952 Supreme Court said schools can be segregated as long as they are "separate and equal"
In 1954, Supreme Court declared segregated schools not equal and unconstitutional
father worked nights as a dining car maintenance worker for the Missouri Pacific Railroad’s Little Rock station.