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  Little Rock Central High 40th Anniversary
On September 2, the night before school was to start, Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus called out the state's National Guard to surround Little Rock Central High School and prevent any fl students from entering in order to protect citizens and property from possible violence by protesters he claimed were headed in caravans toward Little Rock.
Inside the school, the great majority of the 2,000 students, the faculty and the administration worked to put the law of the land into effect.
From a symposium on the historical perspective of the crisis at Central High to a birthday party for all the school's alumni to celebrate the 70th birthday of the magnificent building, the events of September 20-28, 1997, were exciting and memorable.
www.centralhigh57.org   (896 words)

  Reexamining Central High: American Memory and Social Reality
During the 1960s and 1970s, the Little Rock NAACP continued to fight for the complete desegregation of all the city schools, and by 1980 it had become apparent that the school system was rapidly turning majority fl as a result of white flight.
School officials pursued a variety of strategies to achieve greater racial balance, including the establishment of magnet programs in all-fl schools to entice white parents in enrolling their children there.
The city argued that because the outer school districts had not pursued racial desegregation as aggressively as Little Rock, they had become refuges for whites who did not want their children mixing with fl children and therefore moved out of the city, thereby placing the burden for racial desegregation on the city itself.
www.oah.org /pubs/nl/2000feb/centralhigh.html   (1717 words)

 ::Little Rock High School::
The Little Rock High School incident of 1957 in Arkansas brought international attention to the civil rights cause.
What happened at Little Rock surprised many as the school board and the city’s mayor both agreed that token efforts should be made to accept the law desegregating schools.
When a large white mob heard that they were in the school building, their anger spilled over and African Americans in the street were attacked as were reporters known to be writing for northern newspapers - only 150 local police were on standby to protect everybody from a much larger body of thugs.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /little_rock.htm   (1105 words)

 Little Rock Central High 40th Anniversary - The 1957-58 School Year
The Little Rock School Board files a request for permission to delay integration until the concept of "all deliberate speed" is defined and until effective legal means exists for integrating the schools without impairing the quality of the educational programs.
Little Rock Chamber of Commerce votes 819 to 245 in favor of reopening the schools on a controlled minimum plan of integration acceptable to the federal courts.
This time Little Rock police take the offensive, quickly arresting 21 and calling in fire hoses to be turned on the remaining crowd, which dispersed.
www.centralhigh57.org /1957-58.htm   (1604 words)

 Little Rock Central High School
The integration of the school by the Little Rock Nine in 1957 was the most prominent national example of the implementation of the Brown decision, and served as a catalyst for the integration of other, previously segregated public schools in the United States.
During the 1989-90 school year she was honored as an Outstanding Role Model by the East St. Louis Chapter of the Top Ladies of Distinction and the Early Childhood-Pre Kindergarten staff of District 189.
Thomas returned to Little Rock in 1966 to narrate a film by Charles Guggenheim for the United States Information Agency, titled "The Nine from Little Rock." Today, Thomas resides in the Columbus, OH, and is an accountant with the United States Department of Defense.
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 Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Little Rock
Little Rock is proud to be the home of yet another great educational institution, which, though not as often in the news as Central High School, retains an equally rich and eventful legacy that is cherished by many past and current students.
The significance of Dunbar Junior High School derives both from the unique place it occupies in the history of education in Arkansas and from the modern architectural concepts with which it was designed.
Dunbar was a center of quality education for fl Arkansans in the state's segregated public school system, functioning as a junior high school, high school, and junior college until its last high-school and junior-college classes graduated in 1955.
www.aia.org /nwsltr_hrc.cfm?pagename=hrc_a_dunbarhigh   (1641 words)

 The Louisiana Almanac: Arkansas: They just wanted an education - The Little Rock Nine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It was even reported by the school board that the decision to integrate had not met with much resistance.
Gradually, the 101st Airborne left Central High and the fl students were left to fend for themselves.
As the Little Rock Nine left for vacation, the fate of Minnijean Brown was undecided.
louisianahistory.ourfamily.com /arkansas/littlerock9.html   (1372 words)

 Get schooled on civil rights at Little Rock Central High   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The events that transpired nearly 50 years ago at Little Rock Central High are such an important part of the civil rights movement that the school is open to visitors seven days a week, even when classes are in session.
Central High shoulders a legacy as the nation's first major battleground for school desegregation after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1954 that fl children were entitled the same education as whites.
Central High is one of Arkansas' largest high schools, with 2,259 students enrolled last year.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/05033/451233.stm   (1084 words)

 Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site (U.S. National Park Service)
Little Rock has a climate typical of the upper South.
Temperatures average from a mean low of 40 degrees Fahrenheit in January to a mean high of 81 degrees Fahrenheit in July.
It is the home where the president of the state chapters of the NAACP lived during the desegregation crisis at Central High.
www.nps.gov /chsc   (271 words)

 The Little Rock 9
In the first phase, during the 1957-1958 school year, the senior high schools (grades 10-12) would be integrated.
The junior high schools (grades 7-9) would be integrated after successful integration at the senior high level, followed by the elementary schools (grades 1-6).
Little Rock was that spark at that stage of the struggle of the American Negro for justice."
www.ecusd7.org /homepages/Libertystaff/teams/team81/TheLittleRock9.htm   (2833 words)

 CNN - Clinton to hold door for 'Little Rock Nine' - September 24, 1997
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (CNN) -- President Clinton Thursday will hold open a Little Rock schoolhouse door so nine fl former students can enter, in a powerful symbolic repudiation of one of the ugliest incidents in U.S. civil rights history.
Clinton is to speak at Central High School in Little Rock, which was desegregated September 25, 1957, under the presence of Army troops sent to enforce a court order in a historic test of the Constitution.
The Little Rock crisis was the first time the federal government had enforced court-ordered integration.
www.cnn.com /US/9709/24/little.rock   (587 words)

 We Shall Overcome -- Little Rock Central High School
Little Rock High School, now Central High School National Historic Site, is a national emblem of the often violent struggle over school desegregation.
The school board reopened the schools in the fall of 1959, and despite more violence--for example, the bombing of one student's house--four of the nine students returned, this time protected by local police.
Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site was designated a unit of the National Park Service on November 6, 1998.
www.cr.nps.gov /nr/travel/civilrights/ak1.htm   (443 words)

 WayBack . Stand Up For Your Rights . Features/School | PBS KIDS GO!
Little Rock Central High School, like many schools across the country, was segregated.
Throughout the school year, they faced physical and verbal assaults from white students, as well as death threats against themselves, their families, and other members of the fl community.
The courageous actions of the Little Rock Nine had helped open the door of education for African Americans all across the nation.
pbskids.org /wayback/civilrights/features_school.html   (735 words)

 Tiger Articles Little Rock 9
Classes were scheduled to begin promptly at 8:45 a.m., September 3, at Little Rock Central High School when incidents began happening which caused the school to be the center of nationwide publicity.
Just five days later the Little Rock School Board issued a policy statement that said it would comply with the Supreme Court decision when the Court outlined the method to be followed.
In May, 1955 the School Board adopted a plan of gradual integration under which the high school grades would be integrated started in September, 1957.
shs.westport.k12.ct.us /jwb/Collab/CivRts/Tiger.htm   (2700 words)

(Purchase Central High Posters and Support the LRCHS Landscaping Initiative)
Central High Memory Project Featured on Channel 4-Click Here!!
No School Thursday and Friday, November 1 and 2 for Teacher Professional Development
www.lrcentralhigh.org   (158 words)

 Little Rock Central High School - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Little Rock Central High School is a secondary school in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States.
Little Rock Central High School and one of the oldest high school school newspapers in the country.
For the 2005-2006 school year, Editor Eliza Borné was succeeded by Benjamin Thatcher and Kyle Troutman and photographer/photo editor Richelle Antipolo, who helped to transition The Tiger from its more traditional newspaper style to the mini-magazine.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Little_Rock_Central_High_School   (1487 words)

 Central High - 40 years later
WASHINGTON -- Forty-two years after they walked through the doors of Central High School, the Little Rock Nine walked across the stage at the White House to receive Congress' highest civilian honor for their "selfless heroism" in the face of racial intolerance.
The heroism of nine fl teen-agers who were cursed and spat upon as they integrated Little Rock Central High School in 1957, would be recognized with Congress' most prestigious civilian award under a bill the House passed Friday (Oct. 9, 1998).
Outside Central High School, a hostile crowd protested the admittance of fl students who relied on police for protection and to drive them to school.
www.ardemgaz.com /prev/central   (1104 words)

 High School: Little Rock, Arkansas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Little Rock, Arkansas, Senior High School was built in 1927 at a cost of $1.5 million.
It was the largest high school in the nation and remained the largest until late in the 1940s.
On September 2, the night before school was to start, Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus called out the state's National Guard to surround Little Rock Central High School and prevent any fl students from entering...
www.plannersweb.com /publicbldgs/OTH-LittleRockAR.html   (447 words)

 Online NewsHour: Little Rock Anniversary -- September 25, 1997
PRESIDENT CLINTON: Little Rock is historic ground, for surely it was here at Central High that we took another giant step closer to the idea of America.
Rock's schools stemmed from the landmark 1954 Supreme Court decision--Brown vs. the Board of Education--which overturned the so called "separate but equal" standard which had led to separate schools for fl and white children in the South.
Central High was selected for desegregation and nine students were chosen from hundreds of volunteers to be the first fls to attend there: among them,
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/race_relations/july-dec97/rock_9-25a.html   (1362 words)

 Talk:Little Rock Central High School - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A new racial bias statement "Central has a supposed "magnet" program that allows them to siphon off the best and brightest from the other four high schools in Little Rock" is now been added by another.
Four of the five high schools in the Little Rock School District are magnet schools - Central is International Studies, Hall is University Studies, McClellan is Technology Studies, and Parkview is an Arts and Sciences Magnet School.
Hall High is also undergoing a "transformation" currently thanks it part to new principal John Bacon, whom is well known throughout the district for his abilities to improve lackluster schools; Bacon has previously brought Dunbar Middle School back from desolation into one of the top middle schools in the city.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:Little_Rock_Central_High_School   (854 words)

 Little Rock 9 recognized for heroism
Bates died Thursday at 84, and her funeral was held Tuesday morning in North Little Rock just hours before the White House ceremony -- a point that was not overlooked.
Green, who had placed flowers on behalf of the Little Rock Nine next to Bates' coffin Monday as she lay in state at the state Capitol, asked for a moment of silence in her memory.
In the audience was another person captured in that famous photo -- Hazel Massery of Little Rock, whose face was filled with rage as she taunted Eckford in the schoolyard.
www.ardemgaz.com /prev/central/abxnine10.html   (1086 words)

The NAACP aided parents who petitioned school boards to admit their children to the all-white schools, in compliance with the Brown decision, but the organization became the target of an extensive effort across the South to shut it down.
The governor's bold defiance of the federal courts compelled President Eisenhower, who was no supporter of school integration, to send in army troops and federalize the Arkansas National Guard in order to ensure peaceful compliance with the court order.
After the school year ended, the governor closed the public schools to avoid further integration.
www.africanaonline.com /litle_rock.htm   (406 words)

 Central International Studies High School
Little Rock Central's structure, built in 1927, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places and is also designated by the National Park Service as a National Historic Landmark.
At one time it was designated by the American Institute of Architects as "the most beautiful high school in America." In the fall of 1997, two historic anniversaries were observed: the 40th anniversary of "The Central High Crisis of 1957," when the school was desegregated, and the 70th anniversary of the structure itself.
Also at that time, the Central High Museum and Visitors' Center was opened.
www.lrsd.org /schoolindex.cfm?sccode=1   (411 words)

 Little Rock
The white population of Little Rock were furious that they were being forced to integrate their school and Faubus described the federal troops as an army of occupation.
The citizens of Little Rock gathered on September 3 to gaze upon the incredible spectacle of an empty school building surrounded by 250 National Guard troops.
In 1957 Negroes at Little Rock, the capital of Arkansas, won a court order for the admission of Negro children to the city's all-white Central High School; but Orval Faubus, governor of the state, commanded National Guardsmen to surround the school and prevent the entry of any Negro applicants.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /USAlittlerock.htm   (2888 words)

 ReadWriteThink: September 23, 2006: Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, was integrated in 1957.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
On September 23, 1957, police officers had to be stationed around the Central High School campus to ensure the safety of the Little Rock Nine, a group of nine African American students who were to attend the school and, thus, break the color barrier.
In this lesson, middle school students are challenged to analyze the concepts of identity, stereotyping and discrimination by reading picture books that depict characters who are different from others in their communities.
This autobiography is written by one of the nine students to integrate Central High School in 1957.
www.readwritethink.org /calendar/calendar_day.asp?id=297   (583 words)

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