African American Schools In The Early 1900s

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The last 50 years have brought about major changes in the way schools are looked upon. Schools function not only as an educational institution, but as an important role in social intervention. In the 1950s, the Supreme Court ruled that segregating schools based on race was unconstitutional. This ruling had great effect on many schools, but in particular Little Rock Central High School; an icon of the civil rights movement. Although the school is still in operation, the social concepts and social interactions throughout the school have not changed dramatically. In the early 1900s, social reformers expressed the need for child labor laws to protect children from the dangers they faced in the industrial work environment. These laws and other economic factors narrowed the employment of minors forcing them into educational institutions. In the 1954 trial, Brown v. Board of Education, the Supreme Court called for desegregation of schools throughout the south. In 1957, the federal court ordered Little Rock Central High to comply. Nine African American students were chosen from an all black school based on their exceptional grades and attendance to attend Little Rock High School. On the…show more content…
Also, students feel more attached to their school when the majority of their classmates are of the same ethnic group. Unfortunately, these statements still stand true today for Little Rock Central High School. The Little Rock Nine faced hatred, violence, and threats not only by the white students but also by the faculty and community. Even though they did not get the education they deserved, they did not leave or give up. One of the nine graduated from Little Rock Central while the others continued on to graduate from other high schools. All nine took the educational opportunities to better themselves, and for that they have all had successful
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