History in the First Person: The Story of the Little Rock Nine
Grades: 3 - 12

Video Description: Type of Video:  Story*

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 and 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 best-selling 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.

This video is one of many in our History in the First Person video series.  Videos in this series include the following types of videos available from Educate.Today:  Story, Profile, One-on-One Interview, Archived Program, Segment from Archived Program or Interview, Q & A Segment.

*Story (1-8 minutes) videos employ a narrative form to highlight a topic, location, or practitioner in the area of study.

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