Little Rock NineBy: mallory, allie, campbell, morgan
What? A group of African American students that were the first black people in an all white high school.
Who? Melba Pattillo Beals, Minnijean Brown, Elizabeth Eckford, Ernest Green, Gloria Ray Karlmark, Carlotta Walls Lanier, Thelma Mothershed, Terrence Roberts, and Daisy Lee Bates.
How? The school board solicited volunteers to attend Central High and selected 17 students. Before any school doors opened however, anti-intergrationists wen to work and that number dewinded to 11 members.
Why? The Little Rock Nine helped define the civil rights movement.
Where? Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.