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How does the Little Rock Nine impact the civil rights moveme
Transcript of How does the Little Rock Nine impact the civil rights moveme
In 1954, the Supreme Court ruled segregation illegal. Regardless of the Supreme Court decision, segregation was alive and well in Little Rock, Arkansas, even three years later. The local chapter of the NAACP fought the school board in court over segregation. The local chapter of the NAACP set out to recruit bright African American kids who could not be turned down by the school board. This is how the “Little Rock Nine” was created.
Under federal protection, the "Little Rock Nine" finished out the school year. The following year, Faubus closed all the high schools, forcing the African American students to take correspondence courses or go to out-of-state schools. The school board reopened the schools in the fall of 1959, and despite more violence--for example, the bombing of one student's house--four of the nine students returned, this time protected by local police.
Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site was designated a unit of the National Park Service on November 6, 1998. It is located at the intersection of 14th and Park Streets in Little Rock, Arkansas.
The impact that the little rock nine have on the civil rights is that the little rock nine was nine black students enrolled at formerly all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in September 1957 testing a landmark 1954 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that declared segregation in public schools unconstitutional. The court had mandated that all public schools in the country be integrated "with all deliberate speed" in its decision related to the groundbreaking case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka..
September 4 - Nine black students, known as the “Little Rock Nine” attempt to enter Central High but are turned away by the National Guard.
A clip of the little rock nine
The Little Rock Nine became an integral part of the fight for equal opportunity in American education when they dared to challenge segregation in public schools by enrolling at the all-white Central High School in 1957.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed Executive Order 10730. The order federalized the Arkansas National Guard and ordered the Secretary of Defense to employ the Arkansas soldiers as well as federal troops to enforce a federal district court order in Little Rock, Arkansas. Within hours 1,000 soldiers of the 327th Airborne Battle Group of the 101st Airborne Division deployed to Little Rock from their base in Kentucky.