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The five remaining Little Rock Nine students eventually graduate from formerly white-only high schools.

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101st Airborne Soldiers Escorting Students at Little Rock Central High School, 1957
This September marks 60 years since nine brave young black students began the fight to uphold the US Supreme Court’s ruling in Brown v. Board of Ed. that segregation in public schools is unconstitutional—simply by attempting to set foot inside the all-white . The events of that month and those that followed turned the eyes of the world on Little Rock and placed the city in the center of one of our nation’s most prominent civil rights battles. Dozens of special events have been planned to commemorate the struggles of the Little Rock Nine and others who fought to end segregation in Arkansas’s schools. These are just a few of the highlights; for a complete listing, please visit .

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20/02/2018 · President Eisenhower sent the 101st Airborne to Little Rock, Arkansas, to ensure the integration of Central High School in 1957
Governor Faubus labels the soldiers an "army of occupation."Parents of the Little Rock Nine are pressured to withdraw their children from the "white" school.


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23/02/2018 · 101st Airborne Soldiers Escorting Students at Little Rock Central High School, 1957
Throughout the day on the 23rd, musical performances by student ensembles from area schools and colleges will grace the outdoor stage of the Magnolia/Mobil Gas Station across the street from Central from noon to 6 p.m., leading up to the premiere of the “No Tears Suite,” a new, original jazz composition by Little Rock composer and pianist Chris Parker. The piece was inspired by Melba Pattillo Beals’s memoir about her experience as one of the Little Rock Nine, Warriors Don’t Cry, and this 30-minute large-ensemble piece was composed specially for the 60th anniversary commemoration. It will be followed by an hour of Arkansas and civil rights-specific music. Across the street, on the grounds of Central High, will be spreading unity and justice with children’s activities and booths from local peace-promoting organizations.

It was late September 1957, and students at Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas had been in class for three weeks
But it is not until 1972 — 18 years after the decision and 15 years after the crises at Central High — that all Little Rock public schools are finally integrated.

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Finally, after the suspension, they moved to remove her from school, and Minnie went to school in New York, finished up the other semester outside of Little Rock. — Ernest Green.

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The main event takes place on September 25 at 10 a.m. in front of Little Rock Central High School. This culminating event commemorates the day the Little Rock Nine were escorted into Central High School by members of the 101st Airborne for their first full day of classes. The keynote speaker will be former President Bill Clinton, who has also spoken at the 40th and 50th anniversary celebrations. Clinton was instrumental in elevating Central High from local point of interest to preserving its history as a major national attraction: As president, he signed legislation designating the school as a National Historic Site; he also awarded the Little Rock Nine with the Congressional Gold Medal, one of our nation’s two highest civilian awards.

Broad Run High School / Overview

September 23 is an important one in the history of this story, and the events planned for this day reflect that. This was the day that the nine students, after being turned away on their first attempt to enter the school on September 4, were formally escorted into the school, past an angry mob of more than 1,000 protesters, for their first full day of classes. The Little Rock Police subsequently removed them from the school, for their own safety, and a disgusted President Dwight Eisenhower ordered federal troops to Little Rock to protect them and keep order. 1,200 “Screaming Eagles” arrived the next day. An educational forum will be held September 23 at 9 a.m. at the with panelists discussing the events of 1957, the “lost year” of 1958-59 when four Little Rock high schools were closed, and the process of integrating the schools once they were reopened in 1959.

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The first official events take place on Friday, September 22, at 1:30 p.m., when sculptor Clay Enoch’s new work, “United”—winner of last year’s Sculpture at the River Market Public Monument Competition—will be dedicated on the front lawn of Central High. The artwork, featuring two figures raising incomplete rings to bring them together, represents the possibility of transcending generational ideals to progress toward unity. Also on Friday, a special pre-release screening of the film Marshall, the story of Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court justice, will take place at the , with a reception at 5:30 p.m., film at 7 p.m., and talk back at 8:30 p.m. Meanwhile, though not an official part of the commemoration but no less related, the Central High Tigers football team will be playing rivals North Little Rock Charging Wildcats at Quigley Stadium at 7 p.m.