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This day in history... 1957
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: September 25, 2018 09:30PM
First day of school for the Little Rock Nine.






For the last decade, state legislatures and communities have been undoing everything they stood for.

[en.wikipedia.org]

The Little Rock Nine was a group of nine African American students enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957. Their enrollment was followed by the Little Rock Crisis, in which the students were initially prevented from entering the racially segregated school by Orval Faubus, the Governor of Arkansas. They then attended after the intervention of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

The U.S. Supreme Court issued its historic Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, 347 U.S. 483, on May 17, 1954. Tied to the 14th Amendment, the decision declared all laws establishing segregated schools to be unconstitutional, and it called for the desegregation of all schools throughout the nation.[1] After the decision, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) attempted to register black students in previously all-white schools in cities throughout the South. In Little Rock, the capital city of Arkansas, the school board agreed to comply with the high court's ruling. Virgil Blossom, the Superintendent of Schools, submitted a plan of gradual integration to the school board on May 24, 1955, which the board unanimously approved. The plan would be implemented during the fall of the 1957 school year, which would begin in September 1957.

By 1957, the NAACP had registered nine black students to attend the previously all-white Little Rock Central High, selected on the criteria of excellent grades and attendance.[2] Called the "Little Rock Nine", they were Ernest Green (b. 1941), Elizabeth Eckford (b. 1941), Jefferson Thomas (1942–2010), Terrence Roberts (b. 1941), Carlotta Walls LaNier (b. 1942), Minnijean Brown (b. 1941), Gloria Ray Karlmark (b. 1942), Thelma Mothershed (b. 1940), and Melba Pattillo Beals (b. 1941). Ernest Green was the first African American to graduate from Central High School.








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Re: This day in history... 1957
Posted by: Speedy
Date: September 25, 2018 10:08PM
Not much has changed except at the all-alt-white academies.



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Re: This day in history... 1957
Posted by: bfd
Date: September 26, 2018 12:53AM


The level of sheer hatred on that face is simply stunning. One can see that picture a million times and still be stunned by it.

And yes, for some very little has changed in 60 years.

This event and Brown vs. Board of Ed really sent the MAGA crowd into orbit, and they've fought ever since for crud like DeVos and Dumbf to come in to dismantle the public school system in the US.
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Re: This day in history... 1957
Posted by: max
Date: September 26, 2018 02:53AM
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bfd
The level of sheer hatred on that face is simply stunning. One can see that picture a million times and still be stunned by it.

And yes, for some very little has changed in 60 years.

And every single one of the haters was a Democrat,
Yep, nothing has changed since then....




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Re: This day in history... 1957
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: September 26, 2018 03:24AM
What did they call trolls in 1957?
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Re: This day in history... 1957
Posted by: Acer
Date: September 26, 2018 08:07AM
Interestingly, the south turned solid red after this. Good riddance?
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Re: This day in history... 1957
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: September 26, 2018 08:09AM
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Acer
Interestingly, the south turned solid red after this. Good riddance?

Of whom or what is one ridding oneself in this circumstance?



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Re: This day in history... 1957
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: September 26, 2018 08:36AM
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Acer
Interestingly, the south turned solid red after this. Good riddance?
Um. No. The Racists took over the Republican party after this.
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Re: This day in history... 1957
Posted by: Acer
Date: September 26, 2018 08:55AM
Sorry, thought you'd all get my comment. My Speedy emulator is apparently out of sync. I'll spell it out. Nixon and his Republican successors leveraged this anger to pull racist southern Democrats (yes, they did exist) into the Republican party, where they reside today.
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Re: This day in history... 1957
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: September 26, 2018 10:16AM
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Dennis S
What did they call trolls in 1957?

More willful ignorance than trolling. Not that there's a big difference.
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Re: This day in history... 1957
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: September 26, 2018 10:28AM
Each of these children has spent much of their lives living and working as an example for all of us. Impressive. I cannot imagine the strength of character they needed at that age to proceed with each day when it seemed the whole world was against them.
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Re: This day in history... 1957
Posted by: Speedy
Date: September 26, 2018 10:33AM
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cbelt3
Each of these children has spent much of their lives living and working as an example for all of us. Impressive. I cannot imagine the strength of character they needed at that age to proceed with each day when it seemed the whole world was against them.

Are you referring to the black children or the Deplorables...



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Re: This day in history... 1957
Posted by: $tevie
Date: September 26, 2018 02:01PM
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Acer
Sorry, thought you'd all get my comment. My Speedy emulator is apparently out of sync. I'll spell it out. Nixon and his Republican successors leveraged this anger to pull racist southern Democrats (yes, they did exist) into the Republican party, where they reside today.
Oh, please, don't post those pesky facts. They only upset the trolls.



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