TWIH 16: The Little Rock 9

This week’s episode of This Week in History With Kevin And Benedict is about the Little Rock 9, Nine African American students who were the first to attend Central High School in Little Rock Arkansas.  On September 24, 1957 President Eisenhower had to send the 101st Airborne Division to Little Rock to protect the students and ensure that they would be allowed to enter the school. Correction from the episode, only three of the Little Rock nine graduated from Central High.

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The Little Rock 9 being led into school by soldiers
A segregationist protester who attempted to grab a gun from a soldier.