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Associated Press Integration Scene Peaceful

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09731.05 Author/Creator: Associated Press Place Written: Little Rock, Arkansas Type: Photograph Date: 29 September 1957 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 14.5 x 19.8 cm

Summary of Content: One wirephoto entitled, "Integration Scene Peaceful," taken by the Associated Press dated September 29, 1957. Image is of paratroopers patrolling the grounds in front of Little Rock Central High School. Wire transfer information states that paratroopers were assigned to patrol the Park Street entrance of 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 HistoryCivil Rights MovementEducationSegregationRace discrimination

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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