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Little Rock desegregation 1957 This is another iconic image of the 50s segregation period. Elizabeth Eckford is one of the African American students known as the Little Rock Nine. On September 4, 1957, she and eight other African American students attempted to enter Little Rock Central High School, which had previously only accepted white students. They were stopped at the door by Arkansas National Guard troops called up by Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus. They tried again without success to attend Central High on September 23, 1957. The next day, September 24, President Dwight D. Eisenhower sent U.S. Army troops to accompany the Little Rock Nine to school for protection. The thing is she is not the subject of the photograph. Will Counts, the photographer shot Hazel Massery, the white girl shouting in front of the man. 40 years later she apologized to Elisabeth...
Tags: photo  Little  Rock,  Arkansas  Elizabeth  Eckford  Hazel  Massey  Will  Counts 
Added: 2nd December 2007
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Posted by: Marie on 2007-12-02 
the look of hatred on the woman's face to the right is so disturbing!
Posted by: Marty6697 on 2007-12-02 
All the Women in the pic look very Mad!
Posted by: Naomi on 2007-12-02 
That's exactly what it was Marie, hatred. I grew up in Miami, the bussing issue caused the most problems for the blacks, they had to ride the school busses every day with name calling and harrassment that didn't end for a few years. It was terrible.
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