Segregation lingers in US schools 60 years after Little Rock
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Among the most lasting and indelible images of the civil rights movement were the nine black teenagers who had to be escorted by federal troops past an angry white mob and through the doors of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, on Sept. 25, 1957.
AP Was There: Paratroops with bayonets escort Little Rock 9
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — EDITOR'S NOTE: On Sept. 25, 1957, two days after a large, white mob turned violent outside Little Rock Central High School, nine black teenagers returned with federal troops.
AP Was There: Mob protests Little Rock Central desegregation
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — EDITOR'S NOTE: Sixty years ago, the Little Rock Nine became a symbol of heroism in the throes of racial progress, but their bravery made many whites dig their heels in further to maintain segregated schools.
‘Little Rock Nine’ members mark school’s 1957 desegregation
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — When she saw images unfold from a deadly white supremacist rally this summer in Virginia, Minnijean Brown Trickey immediately thought about the angry mob she and eight other black students faced when they integrated an all-white high school in Little Rock 60 years ago.
CENTRAL HIGH (1957)
AP Was There: Lawyers argue over separate but equal doctrine
WASHINGTON (AP) — EDITOR'S NOTE: Sixty years ago, nine black students enrolled at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, putting to test a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 1954 that declared segregation in public schools unconstitutional.
The court ordered all public schools to act swiftly, integrating with deliberate speed. But it was an unpopular decision that was met with great resistance.
Supreme Court decision outlawing segregation in public schools
On May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka ruling, which declared that racially segregated public schools were inherently unequal.
Here is the transcript of Brown v. Board of Education:
SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
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