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A Step Back In Time ...

In a key event of the American Civil Rights Movement, nine black students enrolled at formerly all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in September 1957, testing a landmark 1954 U.S.

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Social Commentary

Awake, O Sleepers

I was sitting in an air-conditioned hotel room in Little Rock, Arkansas, as Philando Castile sat bleeding to death in his car. I was getting ready for an important day of meetings, and I’d put myself on strict social-media lockdown to stay focussed. 2,199 more words

Thank God for Daisy Bates

Thursday morning I was blessed to join a tour group from Baltimore’s Civil Rights Movement at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. They are teachers, leaders, and powerful women traveling the civil right trail — next stop Memphis at the… 300 more words

Citizen Action

#AtoZChallenge - We Didn't Start the Fire from A to Z: From Liberace to Lawrence of Arabia and Other L's



On September 27, 1989, the iconic song by Billy Joel,  We Didn’t Start the Fire hit the airwaves.  942 more words


Reading with Ms. Holmes: Warriors Don't Cry by Melba Pattillo Beals

At various points throughout the last couple of weeks, Ms. Holmes said things like:

Nothing happens in this book. 

The segregationists do mean and nasty things to prevent Melba from going to school and then she does go to school and they do slightly different mean and nasty things to her. 591 more words



Explain Brown v. Board of Education and efforts to resist the decision 

Who was the chief justice, what was the decision on what constitutional/legal ground? 400 more words

Us History

How the Little Rock Nine Changed School Rules

The Little Rock Nine were a group of nine people who tried to attend Little Rock Central High School. The first day they arrived, they were escorted by the State Troops. 1,174 more words

Social Change