Now, we demand equal opportunity in public education.
Litte Rock, Arkansas
White Mob at Central High
Get them out of here!!
In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court reviewed a total of five cases that utlimately ruled racial segregation in schools as unconstitutional. The ruling by the Supreme Court aserved as a stepping stone for the Civil Rights Movement.
Three years after the ruling of Brown v. Board of Education, nine students decided to integrate themselves into a public highscool in Little Rock, Arkansas. These were later known as the Little Rock Nine.
On the first day of school, a white mob gathered outside the school to protest the attendane of the Black Students. In response, Martin Lutehr King Jr. wrote to president Eisenhower with hopes of allowing the students to attend peacefully.