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September 1957,the first day of new school year in Arkansas

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Introduction

September 1957,the first day of new school year in Arkansas. The United States government obliged all public schools to let black people join in. The city authorities were expecting a mass arrival of black students to the educational center. In order to prevent riots the governor of Arkansas sent guards to protect white students, and not allow black ones to come in. ...read more.

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She crossed the street in order to reach school. All the students in the schoolyard were standing, staring at her and wondering if the guards would let her in. She was going to pass the entrance when a guard intercepted her way. He told her that the guards were not there to protect her but to prevent all the blacks students to come into the school. ...read more.

Conclusion

People started insulting her, making racist comments. Neither she responded or argued. . Hazel Bryan was a student who was in the crowd behind her that day. She and her friend Julia were insulting Elisabeth when a photographer took a picture of her and Eli in the exact moment when Hazel was uttering insults. This picture was seen by the whole world and became a symbol of racism. Elisabeth did not manage to enroll that day but tree weeks after she joined with 20 more black students! ...read more.

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