The Impact of the Little Rock Nine

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America has had quite a history. Moreover, America has had a distinct history concerning racial differences. From the Civil War to the Civil Rights Act, America has showed past that is unforgettable. However, America has showed a history concerning African Americans that still show up in our present today. The Little Rock Nine, staged in 1957, proves that we are not that far away from our previous actions against a different race. In the American heritage and main structure of government, it says that all men are created equal. This paper will tell of the Little Rock Nine and their struggle, and how it has changed America for the better. The Little Rock Nine started out as nine students just signing up for a school. They never knew it would have turned into something as big as it did. The nine brave students who signed up to go to Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas were African American. They were all hated by their fellow students just for their skin color. Unsurprisingly, all of their peers at CHS were white. These students’ names were Ernest Green, Elizabeth Eckford, Jefferson Thomas, Terence Walters, Carlotta Walls LaNier, Minnijean Brown, Gloria Ray Karlmark, Thelma Mothershead, and Melba Pattillo Beals. Through trials and tribulations, these students attended the torturous Central High School just to prove that integration was a needed part of the American society. It all started when the government agreed that the “separate but equal” rule was unconstitutional and was then abolished from the American rule book (1994). This was decided in the famous case of “Brown v. Board of Education” (1994). Now students of any race could go to any school they wanted without government interference. To enforce this, the ... ... middle of paper ... ...way from people not being able to go to school peacefully to an easy, and comfortable school setting. Through all this, all nine graduated. Integration became a part of the American life more and more by every day. Works Cited Bates, D. (1957, December 17). Letter to Roy Wilkins. Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America. Beals, M. P. (1994). Warriors Don't Cry. New York: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. Beals, M. P. (1995, January 31). (n/a, Interviewer) Beals, M. P. (n.d.). Quote. Central High School. (1957, September 19). The Tiger. Integration Goes Forth at CHS, p. 1. History.com (Director). (n.d.). Little Rock Nine [Motion Picture]. n/a. Image of Elizabeth Eckford being followed by angry crowd. Central High School, Little Rock. n/a. Image of Nine Walking out of School, escorted by Soldiers. Central High School, Little Rock.
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