Sunday, September 23, 2007


This Day in the Long History of Republicans Helping Black Americans

On this day in 1957, President Eisenhower used troops of the 101st (then still) Airborne Division to help integrate Central High School, in Little Rock, Arkansas over the strenuous objections of Democratic Governor Orval Faubus. I'm not making that name up.

Below on the right is a picture of the 9 students who attended the High School with NCAAP president Daisy Bates. They were known as the Little Rock Nine.

Bottom Row, Left to Right: Thelma Mothershed, Minnijean Brown, Elizabeth Eckford, Gloria Ray Top Row, Left to Right: Jefferson Thomas, Melba Pattillo, Terrence Roberts, Carlotta Walls, Daisy Bates (NAACP President), Ernest Green.


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