September 25, 1957 CE – The 101st Airborne Division Escorts the Little Rock Nine to School

September 25, 1957 CE – The 101st Airborne Division Escorts the Little Rock Nine to SchoolRate this post *Image Credit: Wikipedia In the wake of the Brown v. Board of Education decision rendered by the Supreme Court in 1954, the United States had legally abolished the practice of setting up segregated schools for white and black children. By making the racially-motivated program — a holdover from the years after the Civil War — unconstitutional, the Court insisted that every public academic center in the country could no longer deny admission on the basis of race. The Little Rock Nine, a group of black students set to attend Little Rock Central […]