Question How did the Little Rock Nine reflect the Civil Rights Era?
Overview Brown v. Board of Education Southern resistance Nine black students attempt to enter Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas Orval Faubus and angry mob President Eisenhower orders Federal Troops to escort the nine students into the school
Our Argument 1.Challenges to desegregate America 2.Increased Governmental Role 3.Persistence and determination
Argument #1 Challenges of Desegregation Montgomery Bus Boycott –Blacks abandon buses in protest to segregation of transportation. Greensboro Sit-in –Over 66 black students held a sit-in at Woolworth’s lunch counter to protest the segregation of restaurants. Nonviolent Resistance!
Argument #3 Persistence and Determination Rosa Parks –Refused to give up her seat on the bus –She was “too tired of discrimination” (Roberts). Martin Luther King Jr. –March on Washington –Led bus boycott (1955) –Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) –Nobel Peace Prize (1964) –Selma March
“I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today.” – Martin Luther King Jr. August 28, 1963
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