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Little Rock Nine

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Title:Little Rock Nine

These photographs capture the controversial desegregation of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957. Nine black students who attempted to enter the school encountered a mob of 1,000 angry whites demonstrating in protest. Several weeks later, under armed federal escort, they were able to attend the school.

Major funding for this project is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Supported in part by a grant from the Open Society Institute.

Grade range: 6-12.

The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Types:Instructional materials | Teaching guides | Resource units | Slideshows | Black-and-white photographs
Subjects:Beals, Melba | Trickey, Minnijean Brown | Eckford, Elizabeth, 1942- | Green, Ernest G. (Ernest Gideon), 1941- | Mothershed-Wair, Thelma | Karlmark, Gloria Ray, 1942- | Roberts, Terrance J. | Thomas, Jefferson, 1942-2010 | LaNier, Carlotta Walls | Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969 | Faubus, Orval Eugene, 1910-1994 | Brown, Oliver, 1918- --Trials, litigation, etc. | African American high school students--Arkansas--Little Rock | African American civil rights workers--Arkansas--Little Rock | Civil rights workers--Arkansas--Little Rock | African American students--Arkansas--Little Rock | School integration--Arkansas--Little Rock | School integration--Massive resistance--Arkansas--Little Rock | Students--Arkansas--Little Rock | African Americans--Segregation | African Americans--Civil rights--Arkansas--Little Rock | Civil rights movements--Arkansas--Little Rock | Civil rights demonstrations--Arkansas--Little Rock | Discrimination in education--Law and legislation--Arkansas--Little Rock | Segregation--Arkansas--Little Rock | White Citizens councils--Arkansas--Little Rock | Intimidation--Arkansas--Little Rock | Federal-state controversies--Arkansas--Little Rock | Mobs--Arkansas--Little Rock | Soldiers--Arkansas--Little Rock | Students--Arkansas--Little Rock | Intervention (Federal government)--Arkansas--Little Rock | Government, Resistance to--Southern States | Police--Arkansas--Little Rock | Social justice--United States | Central High School (Little Rock, Ark.) | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | Arkansas National Guard | United States, Arkansas, Pulaski County, Little Rock, 34.7464809, -92.2895948
Collection:Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Special Collection
Institution:WGBH Educational Foundation
Contributors:Teacher's Domain Civil Rights Special Collection | WGBH Educational Foundation
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The Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Collection is a collaborative production of WGBH Education Productions, the WGBH Media Library, and WGBH Interactive, in partnership with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and Washington University in St. Louis.

Girls escorted and nine escorted ©AP/Wide World Photos. Students seated on couch courtesy of the WGBH Digital Image Gallery. All other images ©Corbis.

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Forms part of: Teacher's Domain Civil Right Special Collection.

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Persistent Link to Item:http://www.teachersdomain.org/resources/iml04/soc/ush/civil/lr9/