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Little Rock Girl 1957: How a Photograph Changed the Fight for Integration. Explores and analyzes the historical context and significance of the newspaper photograph of African American Elizabeth Eckford trying to enter Little Rock, Arkansas's all-white Central High School in 1957. WALSH JUVENILE LC214.23.L56 T68 2012
Recounts the events surrounding the 1957 photograph taken by Will Counts that captured one of nine African-American students trying to enter an Arkansas high school while being taunted by an angry white mob and discusses how the photo brought the civil rights movement to the forefront of the nation's attention.
Elizabeth Eckford was one of the Little Rock Nine, a group of African-American students who, in 1957, were the first black students ever to attend classes at Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Nine African American students made history when they defied a governor and integrated an Arkansas high school in 1957. It was the photo of one of the nine trying to enter the school a young girl being taunted, harassed and threatened by an angry mob that grabbed the worlds attention and kept its disapproving gaze on Little Rock, Arkansas.
1957 — Little Rock Nine. In this 1957 picture, Elizabeth Eckford of what became known as “The Little Rock Nine” is seen being followed and threatened by an angry white mob on her way to class, as one of the first African-American students to ever attend classes at Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.
What's going on in this picture? What do you see that makes you say that? What more can we find out? Is it significant? This is a photo of Elizabeth Eckford and Hazel Bryan in 1957 at Little Rock High School in Arkansas. Eckford was one of the first African Americans to attend the newly desegregated school. As she enters Bryan jeers at her in outrage.
In 1957, President Dwight D. Eisenhower sent federal troops to forcibly integrate Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. Governor Orval Faubus deployed the Arkansas National Guard to prevent entry by nine African-American students who came to be known as "The Little Rock Nine". In this famous photo, Elizabeth Eckford bravely walks through a hostile crowd of white students and their parents.
1957 — Little Rock Nine | The 50 Most Powerful Pictures In American History. On September 4, 1957 fifteen year old African American student Elizabeth Eckford was terrorized by a snarling white mob chanting "lynch her" because she attempted to attend Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. It is not difficult to imagine that they would have lynched her if there was not a large media presence especially when looking at the face of Hazel Bryan Massery (the woman in the white dress.)
Central High School, Little Rock, Arkansas by Black History Album, via Flickr