civil rights

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The things that I am going to write about is how whites were treated different than blacks. How the court case went to the president to he can sign the law of freedom. What the president did about the situation. And what happened when the 10 black students went to school. The education of blacks and whites was different until the Brown vs. the Board of education and The Little Rock Nine.
On September 4, 1957, a 15 year old named Elizabeth Eckford prayed and got ready for school. That day her and 9 other black students would be going to Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. They were the first black students who actually attended the school, and all the white people at school did not even want black students to go to that school. When they first got to that school over 500 angry parents and students surrounded Elizabeth and called her all types of hurtful , ugly names. But when Elizabeth got to a certain point of the school , People were comforting her so nobody want hurt her and do harm to her. The next day it was all over the news. But the group from Little Rock Nine never gave up until they had the right to go to a white school. By 1957, African-Americans had been fighting for equal rights for several generations. But from that time that they were first brought to this country as slaves, black people were treated as less than human.
On February 8, 1956, Wiley Branton, a lawyer for the NAACP, filed a suit in federal court. He claimed that the Little Rock School Board was discriminating against the black students by keeping them out of school. They were trying to make it possible for the 10 students to go to Central High school. But the parents of the white students in Central High were basically complaining about it bec...

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...the Little Rock Nine students graduated from Central High School, And went on to college. Minnijean lived on a farm in Canada with her husband and six children, but she later returned to Little Rock Arkansas. Thelma Mothershed was a school teacher in Illinois for 28 years. Elizabeth returned to Little Rock, Arkansas to raise her family, where she was a substitute teacher before becoming a probation officer. Melba became a TV reporter and writer. Gloria became a computer science writer and moved to Sweden, her husband’s country. Terrence earned his doctorate and became a professor of psychology. Jefferson served in the U.S. Army and later ran a record shop in Los Angeles. Carlotta moved to Denver, Colorado, where she became a real estate agent. Even though her health suffered over the years, Daisy Bates continued to work for civil rights until her death in 1997.
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