Elizabeth Eckford is one of the African American students known as the Little Rock Nine. On September she and eight other African American students attempted to enter Little Rock Central High School, which had previously only accepted white students
Happy birthday Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site! Created as a NPS site on this day in 1998 this event broadcast across the nation and world was the site of the first important test for the implementation of the U.S. Supreme Court's historic Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka decision of 1954. Arkansas became the epitome of state resistance when the governor Orval Faubus directly questioned the authority of the federal court system and the validity of desegregation…
John Kennedy and Orval Faubus Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus greets President Kennedy on his visit to dedicate the $46.7 million Greers Ferry dam at Heber Springs, Arkansas. Date Photogra phed:October 03, 1963.❋❋❋❋ ❋ ❋ ❋ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_F._Kennedy
September 1954 – American Civil Rights Movement – Little Rock Crisis: Governor Orville Faubus of Arkansas calls out the US National Guard, to prevent African-American students from enrolling in Central High School in Little Rock.