martin chapter 7
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In 1957 hundreds of Southern black church leaders met together. They discussed their ideas.
United we stand, divided we fall
The church leaders formed an organization caUed the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). Martin Luther King became the president of SCLC.
There were many other things in the South which needed to change. Schools were segregated:
The new law said that black and white children had to go to the same schools. But change was slow in coming to the South.
In Alabama and Arkansas, the state governors tried to stop black children entering white schools. In Little Rock, Arkansas, white people rio ted on the streets.
Nobody wants us here.
GET OUT OF HERE!!
You don't belong here!
Every morning nine black children walked to Little Rock High School. Every morning soldiers guarded them as they walked through crowds of angry whites.
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