One of the Littlerock Nine: Elizabeth Eckford

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1 of the 9: Elizabeth Eckford Elizabeth was born in the city of Little Rock on October 4, 1941. She graduated from Dunbar Junior High School, then went to Horace Mann High School, which at that time, was an all black school. On the morning of September 4, 1957, Elizabeth was getting ready to go to her first day of school at Little Rock Central High School. She didn?t have a phone at her house, so she didn?t know that the other 8 students were going to meet at Daisy Bates? house and to go school together as a group. She got off the bus and walked down Park street in Little Rock, Arkansas and into a screaming mob with military police around her and she began her quest to attend Central High School in Little Rock. She thought the police were there to protect her, but they were ...

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