12 important people of 1957!!!

Rosa Parks

Rosa Louise Mcauley Parks born febuary 4th, 1913 refused to obey the bus driver James Fred Blake's order that she needed to give up her seat in the colored section for a white passenger after the white section was filled on December 1st! Died October 24th 2005




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Marian Mcknight

Also known as Miss America of 1957 was born on December 19th , 1936 in Manning south carolina she won 4 academic scholarships and got a degree in language arts at U.C.L.A. she met a man named Gary Conway and they soon got married and had two children they both are now the owners of the Carmody Mcknight Winery to this day!


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Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley born on January 8th 1935 was an american singer, musician, and actor. He was one of the most significant icons of the 20th century he is also known as " the king of rock and roll " Died on August 16th 1977 !


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Ernest Green

Ernest Green born September 22, 1941 was one of the little rock nine in 1957 he was one of the 1st to attend little rock central high school. Today he is the managing director for the lehman brothers in washington D.C.


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Fats Domino

Fats Domino born February 26th 1928 was a american blues and rock and roll pianist and singer - songwriter. He released 5 gold records before 1955. Today he is looking back on his 58 year recording deal


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Daisy Bates

Daisy Bates born November 11, 1914 was civil right activist she was a journilist who played a leading role in the little rock intergration crises of 1957. She died November 4th 1999


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Ralph Bunche

Ralph Bunche born on august 7th 1903 was a scientist , academic, and a diplomat who received the 1950 Nobel Peace prize. In 1957 Ralph and his family spent most of there time hiding because they became quite the celebrities!



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Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson born on January 31st 1919 was the first african american to play in the major league baseball. He signed his retirement letter in 1957. Died October 24th 1972


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Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry born October 18 1926 he was a american guitarist,singer, and songwriter. In 1957 he came out with his new song Johnny B. Good. Today at the age of 88 he still plays live.


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Gloria Ray

Gloria Ray born on September 2 1942 was one of the little rock nine that intergrated into the little rock central highschool in 1957 she now resides in Sweden and the Netherlands


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Elizabeth Eckford

Elizabeth Eckford was born on October 4th 1941 she was one of the little rock nine that intergrated tot the little rock central highschool in 1957! she eventually moved back to little rock and became the mother of two sons


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Orval Faubus

Orval Faubus born January 7 1910 was the Govner of little rock from !955-1967 he was best known for his act of desegergation in 1957 at little rock central highschool. Died December 14 1994!


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