Video Description: Learn the story of the first 9 African American students to attend the all white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. Learn how powers of local & national government battled integration three years after the landmark, Brown v the Board of Education of Topeka ruled segregation unconstitutional. Hear from students, Ernest Green, the first African American to graduate from Central High School, and Melba Pattillo Beals, PhD, who penned her inspirational memoirs in her bestselling books Warriors Don’t Cry, March Forward Girl, and I Will Not Fear. Learn about their trials and triumphs while fighting for a quality education with equal opportunities.
Quick Ideas for Using the Video:
*Story videos employ a narrative form to highlight a topic, location, or practitioner in the area of study.
**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.