Little Rock High School Research Paper

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From the start of segregation or even slavery, African Americans have been treated differently, without any respect, hatred, and so much more. Many adults and students who have been through so much, but, the bravest of them all were nine of them who had the courage to be the only African Americans at Little Rock High School, an all white school. These students were Melba Pattillo, Ernest Green, Elizabeth Eckford, Minnijean Brown, Terrence Roberts, Carlotta Wall, Jefferson Thomas, Gloria Ray, and Thelma Mothershed. Before the students got enrolled into Little Rock High School, they went to two different schools. Carlotta, Jefferson, and Gloria went to Paul Laurence Dunbar Junior High School in Little Rock, Arkansa. While they went to that school, Ernest, Elizabeth, Thelma, Terrence, Minnijean, and Melba attended Horace Mann High School. The students were enrolled in Little Rock High School on September 1957 by Daisy Bates. The students were supposed to arrive at the school on September 3, 1957 but, they were warned by Little Rock Board of Education not to arrive on the first day. The…show more content…
The other eight promised they would stay at the school and they did. Only one out of eight got their diploma, Ernest Green was the first African American to ever graduate from Little Rock Central High School. At the graduation there sat a Martin Luther King Jr., who was so proud and astonished of Green. Carlotta Walls was the second and graduated from Central High School the next year and the year after she graduated Jefferson Thomas graduated Central High as well. Minnijean Brown, who was expelled, graduated from New Lincoln High School in New York. Elizabeth Eckford, Terrence Roberts, Gloria Ray, Thelma Mothershed, and Melba Pattillo didn’t graduated because Governor Faubus had the schools closed down from the nine students attending. The other five attended different schools and

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