Little Rock Nine

by Clay Lankford

Little Rock Nine 1957

Hello, I'm a student from Little Rock Central High School. Not everybody is treating me fairly because of my race, but I have gained some friends from my love for Elvis Presley, and West Side Story. I have been in a small group since I've came here. We call ourselves The Little Rock Nine, It's all of us colored kids in one group. I have made friends with everybody in this Group. I'm glad that I can go to this school, but it has gave me some challenges I just think all the white kids are giving me problems. Hopefully things will get better, but we'll have to see.

The Little Rock Nine Event.

On May 17, 1954 things have changed my life forever because of the Supreme Court decision Brown vs. Board of Education, when segregation was outlawed in schools. because Little Rock Central High School allowed 9 colored kids to go there. I still couldn't believe they would finally got rid of segregation in schools. We had to escorted into school with troops of the United States army, because the air force wasn't letting us in. Other than that It was still pretty to get into the school because of all the students and people that didn't support what was happening. I have to admit that we had a lot of trouble with all the people that was against of what was happening.
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