History Week 3

Describe the events of the little rock high school, 6 marks

Little rock high school in Arkansas was an all white school all the way up to 1956. In 1957 350 school boards had excepted integration of black people with no problem. On September the 4th 9 black students, who were selected based upon grades and attendance were due to be integrated into little rock high school. However they were not aloud to enter by a riot made up of school children and their parents aswell as state police. The next day the same thing happened. President Eisenhower heard about this in Washington, and on September 24th he put the state police ¬†under national control and also sent in some members of the national guard. This time they were aloud to enter but we’re subject to many racist remarks in the corridors and there was still segregation. After this the school closed for a year, so the southern manifesto was acted up on and the brown v topica board of education case was rendered irrelevant