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. At that time in 1957, schools were segregated. The Little Rock Nine were African Americans and they attended the school. President Eisenhower sent the state troops to escort the group to the school. The Little Rock Nine is one of the greatest groups of African Americans because they stood up for themselves, persevered, and ignored all the hate. They made a huge impact in the Civil Rights Movement, and they also made it so people who wanted to go to school could stand up for themselves, and attend school.  little_rock_nine_escorting

The Little Rock Nine are a well known group because of their actions by standing up for themselves, being strong by ignoring hate, and persevering through tough times. The Little Rock Nine stood up for themselves after the Brown v The Board Of Education passed a law where Blacks and Whites had to be separated for them to go to school. The Little Rock Nine website says, “Although the Supreme Court’s Landmark 1954 decision in Brown v. Board of Education struck down racial segregation in public schools, it was the courageous actions of these nine young champions of school integration that tested the strength of that decision.” This proves my topic sentence because it shows how they stood up to the Brown v.s the Board of Education. It also shows how brave they were during this time. In addition, The Little Rock Nine refused to not be allowed to attend Central High, so Daisy Bates helped them be allowed to attend school. Ducksters says, “One of the high schools that blacks were not allowed to attend was Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. The local leader of the NAACP was a lady named Daisy Bates. Daisy recruited nine African-American high school students to enroll at Central High.” This quote explains my topic sentence because it shows how they persevered and made it so they could attend school even if it meant they had to be separated from the whites. Furthermore, The Little Rock Nine entered the school, and other students started bullying them and they started to learn how to ignore the hate that was being thrown at them. Time Magazine says, “On Sept. 23, the nine students entered Little Rock Central High School for the first time, ignoring verbal abuse and threats from the crowd outside.”82967cb0f2e4eda7024ed449de9ee8b0 This explains my topic because, they were confident and strong by showing the white people that they didn’t care by ignoring them while they were getting bullied and receiving hate. To conclude, the Little Rock Nine were strong because they stood up for themselves, that persevered through tough times and they ignored all the hate that they received the first day of attending Central High School.

Also, The Little Rock Nine are an amazing group of people because they made a huge impact on the Civil Rights Movement. The Little Rock Nine’s advocate Daisy Bates said that because of the Little Rock Nine, this important event in history caused a spark in the world. Denver Public Library says, ‘Events in history occur when the time has ripened for them, but they need a spark. Little Rock was the spark at that stage of the struggle of the American Negro for justice’”  This represents my topic sentence because, it shows that because of their courage, they created a spark in the way that the world works. The Little Rock Nine introduced a major key event in Civil Rights History. They enrolled in an all white school and helped change how schools work. History.com says, “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. Supreme Court ruling that declared segregation in public schools unconstitutional.” This explains my topic sentence because, they showed that their confidence wouldn’t stop them from trying to change the way that they were being treated. Because of the Little Rock Nine and their success on leading the way for schools to be integrated. Ernest Green graduated and the rest of the group had completed the school year. Time Magazine says, “Although the Little Rock Nine were finally able to attend classes by late September 1957, the fight wasn’t over: throughout the rest of the school year, they faced ongoing abuse, threats, discrimination and acts of hazing from their white peers and, disgracefully, from equally vicious adults. But when spring 1958 came round, eight of the nine had successfully completed the school year. In an elemental way, they had won.” This quote demonstrates my topic sentence because  they showed that one of their group members graduated and that they were capable of attending school. To conclude, the Little Rock Nine’s perseverance pushed them to make a huge impact in Civil Rights History and they made it so that other races could also attend.

The Little Rock Nine also helped many other people in a way because they made it so other people who wanted to go to school would stand up for themselves, so they could also go to school. Because of The Little Rock Nine, many other people got inspired by their perseverance and they were brave enough to try to go to school. Ducksters says, “Their bravery gave other students the courage to press forward in the years to come.” This quote supports my topic sentence because, it shows that many people wanted the opportunity of going to school like The Little Rock Nine did, so they were brave enough to slowly push the rights for school. The Little Rock Nine changed the court’s decision on segregation and the court allowed Caucasians to attend schools as well. In addition, History.com says, “Until the court’s decision, many states across the nation had mandatory segregation laws, requiring African-American and Caucasian children to attend separate schools.” This quote supports my topic sentence because, it shows that because of their perseverance, they helped Caucasians attend school.arkansas-democrat-frontpage-1957 Because of the Resistance ruling being so widespread, The Little Rock Nine made it so that the court had to make another decision about integrating schools. History.com also says, “Resistance to the ruling was so widespread that the court issued a second decision in 1955, known as Brown II, ordering school districts to integrate “with all deliberate speed.”” This quote explains my topic sentence because, it shows that the Brown II was ordering schools to integrate. To conclude, The Little Rock Nine’s influence, made it so Caucasians could go to school, and inspired other people to persevere for their rights.

 

The Little Rock Nine is one of the greatest groups of african americans because they stood up for themselves, persevered, and ignored all the hate. They made a huge impact in the Civil Rights Movement, and they also made it so people who wanted to go to school could stand up for themselves, and attend school.  The Little Rock Nine were one of the most inspiring groups during the Civil Rights Movement.

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