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Rosa Parks’ Arrest

                         

Rosa Parks was arrested December 1st 1955 for breaking the segregation laws (Waldo E. Martin, 2000). By refusing to give up her seat for a white man she created a boycott that lasted 381 days (Waldo E. Martin, 2000).

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Little Rock Nine Students

 

Here are the Little Rock Nine that went through the crisis in Arkansas. The names of these students are Ernest Green, Elizabeth Eckford, Jefferson Thomas, Terrence Roberts, Calotta Walls, Minniejean Brown, Gloria Ray, Thelma Mothershed, and Melba Pattillo.

National Guard Blocking off African-American Students

After inciting segregationists to attack the African-American students, Arkansas Governor Orval E. Faubus sent in the Arkansas National Guard to block off any African-American student from entering Little Rock Central High. In the picture are two National Guard soldiers waving off Elizabeth Eckford.

Hazel Massery and Elizabeth Eckford

The iconic photograph of Hazel Massery shouting at Elizabeth Eckford, of the Little Rock Nine students. This photo was taken after the National Guard made the Little Rock Nine turn the other way from Central High.

President Eisenhower with Arkansas Governor Faubus

After hearing of the events about Little Rock Central High and the National Guard, President Eisenhower invited Governor Faubus for dinner and warned him not to defy the Supreme Court’s ruling. Later on a federal judge ordered the Arkansas National Guard to vacate from Little Rock Central High. Even though the guardsmen were gone, Faubus still remained defiant.

Army Troops Escorting Little Rock Nine Students into Central High

 

After President Eisenhower had a discussion with Governor Faubus, knowing Faubus would not comply, he sent in Army Troops to ensure that the African-American students walked through Little Rock Central High’s doors. A majority of troops remained there for two months, after that only a few guardsmen remained roaming the school.