Study Guide

Executive Order 10730: Little Rock Nine People

By Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower

From the time he entered West Point in 1911 to his Farewell Address to the nation in 1961 at the...

Orval Faubus

Orval Eugene Faubus was ambitious as all get out. Born in a log cabin in the Ozark Mountains,...

Melba Pattillo

At the end of her junior year at Central High School, Melba Pattillo was numb. "It didn't matter...

Elizabeth Eckford

A simple miscommunication stranded Elizabeth Eckford in a sea of angry, threatening white people...

Ernest Green

Imagine that your senior year of high school changed the world. That's what happened to Ernest...

Gloria Ray

"The first day of school opened my eyes," said Gloria Ray, who entered Central High School as a...

Carlotta Walls

Carlotta Walls wasn't the kind of girl who waited for others to make decisions for her. The...

Terrence Roberts

"The intent on the part of the opposition [in Little Rock] was to kill us," said Terrence...

Jefferson Thomas

Jefferson Thomas described himself as a "skinny little guy" (source) when he entered Central High...

Minnijean Brown

Starting at a new school won't be so bad if some of your best friends go with you, right? "I...

Thelma Mothershed

"You want to go where?" Thelma Mothershed's mom asked her about her decision to go to Central...