“They were huge role medals and I think it’s really important that people learn about the Little Rock Nine.”
What I learned about this past week -- we actually went to a show in a town that is just, like, 15 minutes away from our town. And so we took a bus and we watched a show about, basically, the Little Rock Nine, it's called “Warriors Don't Cry.” So, I learned about the Little Rock Nine, and basically, they were a group of nine individuals who were African American. I think only one of them is not still living. But anyways, they had to -- they tried to enroll into a school that was, you know, for white people. And originally, it was just like 27, not 9, and it narrowed down to only 9 who actually tried to go to the school when they were finally, like, accepted. And then they got driven out by a mob, people tried to injure them, a lot of things happened. And then finally, one day, they got escorted in by the military and basically they paved the way for Black students to go to school in schools that, you know, white kids go to as well. So, they were huge role models and I think it's really important that people learn about the Little Rock Nine because it's an important part of history and it happened during a really rough time.