Decades after ‘Little Rock Nine,’ school segregation lingers

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Decades after ‘Little Rock Nine,’ school segregation lingers

In this Sept. 25, 1957, photo, nine African American students enter Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., escorted by troops of the 101st Airborne Division.
This combination of photos shows eight of the Little Rock Nine, the black teenagers who had to be escorted by federal troops past an angry white mob and through the doors of Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., on Sept. 25, 1957. Top row from left are Minnijean Brown Trickey, Elizabeth Eckford and Ernest Green; middle row, Thelma Mothershed Wair, Melba Pattillo Beals and Gloria Ray Karlmark; bottom row, Terrence Roberts and Carlotta Walls LaNier.
This combination of file photos shows the nine black teenagers who had to be escorted by federal troops past an angry white mob and through the doors of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, on Sept. 25, 1957. Top row from left are Minnie Brown, Elizabeth Eckford and Ernest Green; middle row, Thelma Mothershed, Melba Pattillo and Gloria Ray; bottom row, Terrence Roberts, Jefferson Thomas and Carlotta Walls.
In this Sept. 4, 1957, photo, students of Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., including Hazel Bryan, shout insults at Elizabeth Eckford as she calmly walks toward a line of National Guardsmen. The Guardsmen blocked the main entrance and would not let her enter. Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, marked 60 years since the Little Rock Nine first entered the school for classes.
In this September 1957 photo, marchers protesting against school integration head south from the State Capitol toward Central High School in Little Rock, Ark.
In this Sept. 25, 1957, photo, white girls from Central High School laugh as troopers with bayonets force them to move in Little Rock, Ark. Federal forces were used to enforce integration in the face of racial tension in Arkansas.
In this Sept. 26, 1957, photo, members of the 101st Airborne Division take up positions outside Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., after President Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered them into the city to enforce integration at the school. The 60th anniversary of the school’s desegregation is Monday, Sept. 25, 2017.
In this Sept. 27, 1957, photo, two paratrooper officers escort black students from Central High School in Little Rock, Ark. School was closing for the weekend.

Decades after ‘Little Rock Nine,’ school segregation lingers

In this Sept. 25, 1957, photo, nine African American students enter Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., escorted by troops of the 101st Airborne Division.
This combination of photos shows eight of the Little Rock Nine, the black teenagers who had to be escorted by federal troops past an angry white mob and through the doors of Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., on Sept. 25, 1957. Top row from left are Minnijean Brown Trickey, Elizabeth Eckford and Ernest Green; middle row, Thelma Mothershed Wair, Melba Pattillo Beals and Gloria Ray Karlmark; bottom row, Terrence Roberts and Carlotta Walls LaNier.
This combination of file photos shows the nine black teenagers who had to be escorted by federal troops past an angry white mob and through the doors of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, on Sept. 25, 1957. Top row from left are Minnie Brown, Elizabeth Eckford and Ernest Green; middle row, Thelma Mothershed, Melba Pattillo and Gloria Ray; bottom row, Terrence Roberts, Jefferson Thomas and Carlotta Walls.
In this Sept. 4, 1957, photo, students of Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., including Hazel Bryan, shout insults at Elizabeth Eckford as she calmly walks toward a line of National Guardsmen. The Guardsmen blocked the main entrance and would not let her enter. Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, marked 60 years since the Little Rock Nine first entered the school for classes.
In this September 1957 photo, marchers protesting against school integration head south from the State Capitol toward Central High School in Little Rock, Ark.
In this Sept. 25, 1957, photo, white girls from Central High School laugh as troopers with bayonets force them to move in Little Rock, Ark. Federal forces were used to enforce integration in the face of racial tension in Arkansas.
In this Sept. 26, 1957, photo, members of the 101st Airborne Division take up positions outside Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., after President Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered them into the city to enforce integration at the school. The 60th anniversary of the school’s desegregation is Monday, Sept. 25, 2017.
In this Sept. 27, 1957, photo, two paratrooper officers escort black students from Central High School in Little Rock, Ark. School was closing for the weekend.
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