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Associated Press Getting Ready for School Monday

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09731.02 Author/Creator: Associated Press Place Written: Little Rock, Arkansas Type: Photograph Date: 21 September 1957 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 20.7 x 25.4 cm.

Summary of Content: One wirephoto entitled, "Getting Ready for School Monday," taken by Associated Press dated September 21, 1957. Image is of a gardener in front of Little Rock Central High School. Wire transfer information states that man pictured is Ashley Williams, yardman at Little Rock Central High School.

People: Karlmark, Gloria Ray, 1942-
Roberts, Terrance, 1941-
Beals, Melba Pattillo, 1941-
Thomas, Jefferson, 1942-2010
LaNier, Carlotta Walls, 1942-
Mothershed-Wair, Thelma, 1940-
Eckford, Elizabeth, 1941-
Green, Ernest, 1941-
Brown-Trickey, Minnijean, 1941-

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryEducationCivil RightsSegregationRace discrimination

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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