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Little Rock Nine in 1957...
Item # 627618
September 28, 1957
THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL, Memphis, Tennessee, September 28, 1957
* Little Rock Nine
* Negro students - Arkansas
* Central High School
The front page has a three column headline: "Faubus Urged To Issue Special Session Call In Integration Crisis" with various subheads. (see) Coverage continues on page 2 with related photo.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 32 pages, some small binding holes along spine, generally nice condition.
wikipedia notes: The Little Rock Nine were a group of African-American students who were enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957. The ensuing Little Rock Crisis, in which the students were initially prevented from entering the racially segregated school by Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus, and then attended after the intervention of President Eisenhower, is considered to be one of the most important events in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.
Woodrow Mann, the Mayor of Little Rock, asked President Eisenhower to send federal troops to enforce integration and protect the nine students. On September 24, the President ordered the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army to Little Rock and federalized the entire 10,000 member Arkansas National Guard, taking it out of the hands of Governor Faubus. The 101st took positions immediately, and the nine students successfully entered the school on the next day, Wednesday, September 25, 1957.
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