[Surfnetkids: 29 Aug 2007] Little Rock Nine

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1. Introduction
2. Sponsor’s Spot: Dog Beds
3. Weekly Topic: Little Rock Nine
4. What Did We Miss? Submit Site or Link To Us
5. Note from a Jokes By Kids Subscriber
6. Related Video
7. Quote of the Week
8. Classified Ads
9. Subscription Management

#1. August 29, 2007

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Barbara,

My mother-in-law has toilet paper origami in her guest bathroom. I felt awful using it. I’m sure she didn’t mean for me to feel awful using her toilet paper, but I did.

I just think she has way too much time on her hands. What do you think? When you retire, will you be taking up toilet paper origami?

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See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"

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#3. Little Rock Nine

by Barbara J. Feldman

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Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision supporting school integration, the Little Rock, Arkansas School Board agreed to integrate by the 1957/1958 school year. However, on September 4, 1957, when nine black high-school students showed up at Little Rock’s all-white Central High School they were greeted by the Arkansas National Guard, deployed by Governor Orval Faubus to support continued segregation. You can learn the rest of the story at the following sites.

Arkansas Globecoming: Recognizing 50 Years of Integration at Central High
“In 1957, nine brave, black students pioneered a path for thousands of future scholars in the halls of this great school. September 25, 2007, will mark the 50th anniversary of the integration of Central High.” This commemorative website includes a time line of the integration crisis, an overview of the events, and bios of each of the Little Rock Nine. In Little Rock Nine By the Numbers, we learn that five earned diplomas from Central High, and eight went on to earn college degrees.

Encyclopedia of Arkansas: Little Rock Nine
The Encyclopedia of Arkansas has an excellent, illustrated article on the Little Rock Nine, with links to additional articles on the desegregation of Central High, Arkansas governor Orval Faubus, and the Lost Year. “The Lost Year refers to the 1958–59 school year in Little Rock (Pulaski County), when all the city’s high schools were closed in an effort to block desegregation.” Be sure to check out the photographs and documents in the right-hand side bar. Click on any of them for an enlarged, annotated view.

Little Rock Central High
Although it was written ten years ago to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of ” One of America’s Most Important Civil Rights Events,” the site is still valuable today. Best clicks are the historic video (although tiny by today’s standards), articles from the student newspaper The Tiger, and the update on where the Little Rock Nine are today.

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#6. Related Videos

Little Rock Nine Slide Show

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Pro-Segregation Riots Draw Federal Troops

#7. Quote of the Week

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