The things that I am going to write about is how whites were treated different than blacks. How the court case went to the president to he can sign the law of freedom. What the president did about the situation. And what happened when the 10 black students went to school. The education of blacks and whites was different until the Brown vs. the Board of education and The Little Rock Nine.
On September 4, 1957, a 15 year old named Elizabeth Eckford prayed and got ready for school. That day her and 9 other black students would be going to Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. They were the first black students who actually attended the school, and all the white people at school did not even want black students to go to that school. When they first got to that school over 500 angry parents and students surrounded Elizabeth and called her all types of hurtful , ugly names. But when Elizabeth got to a certain point of the school , People were comforting her so nobody want hurt her and do harm to her. The next day it was all over the news. But the group from Little Rock Nine never gave up until they had the right to go to a white school. By 1957, African-Americans had been fighting for equal rights for several generations. But
from that time that they were first brought to this country as slaves, black people were treated as less than human.
On February 8, 1956, Wiley Branton, a lawyer for the NAACP, filed a suit in federal court. He claimed that the Little Rock School Board was discriminating against the black students by keeping them out of school. They were trying to make it possible for the 10 students to go to Central High school. But the parents of the white students in Central High were basically complaining about it because they thought their kids wouldn’t be safe around the black students. Thurgood Marshall, decided to appeal the case. Marshall was a civil rights lawyer who later became the first African-American to sit on the highest court in the country-the Supreme Court. In March 1957, the U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that Little Rock had to begin integration that year. The judges and lawyer knew that it wouldn’t be such a good idea. But they were thinking maybe they should at least try it one day to see what other people thought about it.
The reason why the blacks wanted to go to that school was because they realized that a diploma from Central High School would get them better jobs and would let them have more opportunities than the Little Rock’s black high school. The school boards and the judges had no respect of 80 black students to a school of 2,000 white students. Later on that day of September 4, 1957 Judge Davies of the District Court ordered an investigation, So he can find out who was responsible of the black students going to Central High. Three days after that, the school board sent a letter to the school to tell the black students to hold on so things can cool down a bit.
On the morning of Monday, September 23, 1957,...