Little Rock Nine Negroes Students Central High School Ar Riot 1957 Old Newspaper For Sale
LITTLE ROCK NINE Negroes Students Central High School AR Riot 1957 Old Newspaper
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Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 23, 1957
* Little Rock Nine enters school
* Negro students - Arkansas
* Central High School riot
The front page has a two column headline:
"LITTLE ROCK ACTS TO CALL IN GUARD TODAY IF NEEDED"
with subheads. (see) Text continues inside with related photo. Nice to have in this venerable newspaper title.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 44 pages, never bound, minor margin wear, 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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