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Little Rock Central High School

LRCHS Integration of 1957

Aakash Daryanani

on 20 April 2010

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Transcript of Little Rock Central High School

Double click anywhere & add an idea Little Rock Central High School History Located in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States. The Little Rock Integration Crisis of 1957 took place in which the Little Rock Nine were denied entrance to the school due to the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court Ruling ordering integration of public schools. This provoked a showdown between Governor Orval Faubus and President Dwight Eisenhower
It was Built in 1927 at a cost of $1.5 million and was hailed as the most expensive, most beautiful, and largest high school in the nation. On the morning of September 23, 1957, the Little Rock Nine faced an angry mob of over 1,000 White Americans who were protesting integration in front of the school. The Little Rock Nine were escorted into the school by the police. On the morning of September 24, 1957, President Eisenhower ordered the 1,200 man 101st Airborne Battle Group of the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, to escore the nine students into the school. Governor Faubus ordered the entire 10,000 man Arkansas National Guard to remove the nine from the school. Brown vs. Board of Education of 1954, which was a landmark decision of the United States Supreme Court that declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students and denying black children equal educational opportunities unconstitutional In 2007, Central High School held an event for the 50th Anniversary of the Little Rock Nine entering Central. On September 24, 2007, a new museum was opened honoring the Little Rock Nine.
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