The Little Rock Nine

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An amazing photo collection of what was by far the most difficult walk to school ever. Here is Wikipedia’s entry about The Little Rock Nine:

The Little Rock Nine is the common term applied to the nine African-American students who were prevented from attending Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas during 1957.

The integration crisis was a major event during the American civil rights movement. Earlier in 1957, the Little Rock school board had voted to integrate their school system. It was not expected to meet too much resistance since Arkansas was considered a fairly progressive southern state. A crisis erupted, however, when Governor of Arkansas Orval Faubus called out the National Guard on September 4 to prevent the Little Rock Nine from attending high school…

…This act was in defiance of Federal court orders and the United States Supreme Court’s ruling in Brown v. Board of Education (1954) that called for the racial desegregation of public schools. Faubus’s order set him on a collision course with President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who was determined to enforce the orders of the Federal courts, even though not known as a strong supporter of desegregation of public schools.

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Update:
In case anyone is wondering what happened to the students who were known as “The Little Rock Nine”.

Hotel Signs

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In a Tokyo Hotel: It is forbidden to steal hotel towels please. If you are not person to do such thing is please not to read notis.

In a Yugoslavian hotel: The flattening of underwear with pleasure is the job of the chambermaid.

In a Yugoslavian hotel: The flattening of underwear with pleasure is the job of the chambermaid.

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