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United Press International Little Rock School Stays Shut

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09731.07 Author/Creator: United Press International Place Written: Little Rock, Arkansas Type: Photograph Date: 30 September 1958 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 13.9 x 19.8 cm.

Summary of Content: One telephoto entitled, "Little Rock Schools Stay Shut," taken by the Associated Press dated September 30, 1958. Images is of a sign in front of Little Rock Central High School that reads, "This school closed by order of the federal government." Four white boys stand around the sign, one behind it makes thumbs-down signals.

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 MovementSegregationEducationRace discrimination

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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