EDUCATION DURING THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

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In History
  • Robert Russa Moton High School Walkout

    Robert Russa Moton High School Walkout
    Barbara Johns and John Arthur Stokes prompted a walkout from the highschool that led to a large supreme court ruling. The school was overcrowded badly and the overall conditions were not ideal. The decision made by the supreme court was in favor of integration,
  • Brown v.s. Board of Education

    Brown v.s. Board of Education
    This court case was a combination of 5 previous cases that were all against segregation. As the trial ended, it was decided that segregation was causing fundamental issues within schools.
  • University of Alabama

    University of Alabama
    University of Alabama student Autherine Lucy enrolled in the college but was also expelled from the college only four days later. She went on to lead a desegregation movement at the University of Alabama
  • Clinton High School 1st Day of School

    Clinton High School 1st Day of School
    Newly integrated, this school was the first school that had black and white people attending together in the south. The group of 12 African Americans that attended the school were known as the Clinton 12.
  • Little Rock Central High School

    Little Rock Central High School
    In a new school year at Little Rock Central High School, there were 9 new African American students at the school following the new desegregation law. The school blocked the entrance for the students (also known as Little Rock Nine) and had over 1,000 white protesters. However, the president at the time, Dwight D. Eisenhower called in troops to escort the students into the building and off to class for the rest of the year.
  • William Frantz Elementary School

    William Frantz Elementary School
    Ruby Bridges, a 6-year-old girl, went to the William Frantz Elementary School as the only African American student. The previously all-white school still preserves Ruby's impact she had today.
  • University of Mississippi

    University of Mississippi
    Dangerous protests were held at the University of Mississippi when Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black affirmed that a black man, James Meridith, must be accepted into the university.
  • University of Alabama Protest

    University of Alabama Protest
    Governor George Wallace stood in the doorway of the auditorium at the University of Alabama in an attempt to halt African Americans to register and enlist in the college.