The Little Rock Nine were a group of African American students enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957. The ensuing Little Rock Crisis, in which the students were initially prevented from entering the racially segregated school by Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus, and then attended after the intervention of President Eisenhower, is considered to be one of the most important events in the African American Civil Rights Movement.

The Little Rock Nine Are Now Eight: The Ancestors Bring Home Jefferson Thomas

The Little Rock Nine were a group of African American students enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957. The ensuing Little Rock Crisis, in which the students were initially prevented from entering the racially segregated school by Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus, and then attended after the intervention of President Eisenhower, is considered to be one of the most important events in the African American Civil Rights Movement.

interview with Orval Faubus about the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School

interview with Orval Faubus about the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School

The first Grand Wizard of the KKK was honored at the 1868 Democratic National Convention.  No Democrats voted for the 14th Amendment to grant citizenship to former slaves.  And to this day, the Democratic Party ignores those decades of racism.  (Also, Democrats were the ones who violently resisted the integration of schools - remember Orval Faubus? And kept the Jim Crow laws in place and other shameful practices.) And, suddenly, the Democrats accuse the Conservatives of being racist…

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The first Grand Wizard of the KKK was honored at the 1868 Democratic National Convention. No Democrats voted for the 14th Amendment to grant citizenship to former slaves. And to this day, the Democratic Party ignores those decades of racism. (Also, Democrats were the ones who violently resisted the integration of schools - remember Orval Faubus? And kept the Jim Crow laws in place and other shameful practices.) And, suddenly, the Democrats accuse the Conservatives of being racist…

Arkansas governor Orval Faubus, head-and-shoulders portrait, seated, facing right, holding sign reading "Against racial integration of all s...

Arkansas governor Orval Faubus, head-and-shoulders portrait, seated, facing right, holding sign reading "Against racial integration of all s...

Orval Eugene Faubus (1910-1994) Thirty-sixth Govenor (1955-1967)

Orval Eugene Faubus (1910-1994) Thirty-sixth Govenor (1955-1967)

The Little Rock Nine was a group of African-American students who were enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957. The ensuing Little Rock Crisis, in which the students were initially prevented from entering the racially segregated school by Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus, and then attended after the intervention of President Eisenhower, is considered to be one of the most important events in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.

The Little Rock Nine was a group of African-American students who were enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957. The ensuing Little Rock Crisis, in which the students were initially prevented from entering the racially segregated school by Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus, and then attended after the intervention of President Eisenhower, is considered to be one of the most important events in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.

1957 little rock nine  | Governor Orval Faubus - More like putting the iron fist in racist America.

1957 little rock nine | Governor Orval Faubus - More like putting the iron fist in racist America.

Orval Faubus for  Bumper Sticker ~ Arkansas Segregationist

Orval Faubus for Bumper Sticker ~ Arkansas Segregationist

Dad and Governor Orval Faubus, 1961

Dad and Governor Orval Faubus, 1961

1957 little rock nine  | Don't let her in our school," called out another.

1957 little rock nine | Don't let her in our school," called out another.

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