Clinton Helps Dedicate Little Rock Nine Exhibit

Saturday, 19 Feb 2011 09:59 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton has helped dedicate an exhibit honoring the eight living members of a group of nine black students from Arkansas who were pioneers in school integration more than five decades ago.

The exhibit for the Little Rock Nine is now on display at the Clinton Presidential Center. The dedication Saturday was the group's first gathering without fellow member Jefferson Thomas, who died last year.

The U.S. Supreme Court in 1954 outlawed racial segregation in the nation's public schools. It wasn't until 1957 in Little Rock that the federal government resolved to enforce the court's directive.

A video at the exhibit includes a speech from former President Dwight D. Eisenhower calling for the use of troops to protect black students trying to integrate.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

NYC Council Speaker: City Should House Unaccompanied Minors

Friday, 25 Jul 2014 14:18 PM

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said the city should follow the lead of other cities and offer to sh . . .

House GOP Slashes Obama Border Request, to OK Just $1B

Friday, 25 Jul 2014 13:31 PM

House Republicans plan to vote next week on a bill providing less than $1 billion of the $3.7 billion President Barack O . . .

Google to Collect Data on the Human Body

Friday, 25 Jul 2014 11:59 AM

Computer search engine giant Google is the latest high-tech company to launch inroads into the health field with a new m . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved