Little Rock Nine Research Paper

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The Little Rock Nine was a group of nine high school African American high school students that were prevented the right to go to Little Rock High School located in the capital of Arkansas. The nine students' names were Ernest Green, Elizabeth Eckford, Jefferson Thomas, Terrence Roberts, Carlotta Walls LaNier, Minnijean Brown, Gloria Ray Karlmark,, Thelma Mothershed, and Melba Pattillo Beals. The Little Rock Nine had a test to the Brown vs Board of education which was a court case resulting in segregation to be unconstitutional. Let's start from the very beginning. The Brown vs Board of Education case was happening because Oliver Brown of Topeka Kansas wanted to integrate schools instead of the segregation that was taking place. However not…show more content…
However these students were chosen by the NAACP to go to this school based on character and academic reports. Once the Little Rock Nine were declined entry, all hell broke loose. Governor Faubus had called to other politicians to help enforce the segregation laws. The little rock nine had started protests and riots to finally integrate public schools instead of keeping the segregation law. About a week after Governor Faubus had called on enforcement, the mayor of little rock had called President Eisenhower for an armed and fully secured escort of the Little Rock Nine. The Escort had happened on the date of September 24th 1956. However, not all recipients of the school had liked that blacks' were coming to the school. Melba Pattillio had acid thrown into her eyes, and another member was caged in a bathroom stall and nearly burned when white girls were dropping flaming hot paper on her, and another was verbally confronted and abused. In September of 1958, Governor Faubus had the authority to close down four public schools including Little Rock Central High
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