At age 14, Carlotta Walls LaNier, who now lives in Champaign strap on escort, was thrust into the battle over civil rights in this country. All she really wanted was to go to school. Sixty years ago, she was the youngest of nine black students who integrated a high school in Little Rock, Arkansas. Then-Arkansas Gov.
Three years after the U. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in Brown v.
Eisenhower requesting a swift resolution allowing the students to attend school. On 4 Septemberthe first day of school at Central High, a white mob gathered in front of the school, and Governor Orval Faubus Louisville Kentucky aged escorts the Arkansas National Guard to prevent the black students from entering.
With the help of police escorts, the students successfully entered the school through a side entrance on 23 September Fearing escalating mob violence, however, the students were rushed home soon afterward. King attended his graduation ceremony. King to Eisenhower, 25 Septemberin Papers Document Research Requests. The Institute cannot give permission to use or reproduce any of the writings, statements, Escort service in the Nyc images of Martin Luther King, Jr. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute.
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