Little Rock Nine


Emely Maldonado, Staff writer

In 1957 there were 9 African students that had decided to fight for their rights for their American education  so they went to an all-white school called Little Rock Central High School. The names of these students were Ernest Green, Minnijean Brown, Elizabeth Eckford, Thelma Mothershed, Melba Pattillo, Gloria Ray, Terrence Roberts, Jefferson Thomas, and Carlotta Walls from ages 15-17.

They first broke into the school in September 23 and soon got caught and then got escroted out by Little Rock police and then they were able to enter the school in September 25 and continued their education there.  These 9 students have parted soon after only 8 of them had left the school and graduated in different high schools but only Thelma Mothershed had stayed and recieved her diploma from Little Rock Central.