This is a 18 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on the Civil Rights - The Little Rock Nine. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
The Little Rock Nine were the 9 black students involved in the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School. Their entrance into the school in 1957 sparked a nationwide crisis when Arkansas governor Orval Faubus, in defiance of a federal court order, called out the Arkansas National Guard to prevent the 9 from entering.
President Dwight Eisenhower responded by federalizing the National Guard and sending in units of the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division to escort the 9 into the school on September 25, 1957. The military presence remained for the duration of the school year. The other 8 students remained at Central until the end of the school year.
On May 27, 1958, Ernest Green became Central’s first black graduate. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. attended his graduation ceremony. Green later told reporters, “It’s been an interesting year. I’ve had a course in human relations first hand.” The other 8, like their counterparts across the district, were forced to attend other schools or take correspondence classes the next year when voters opted to close all 4 of Little Rock’s high schools to prevent further desegregation efforts.
The presentation covers the following:
Introducing The Nine
All Turned Away
Guard Stands Down
Police Rescue The Nine
Federal Troops Sent
What happened to the Nine? (3)
End of Presentation
This is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....The Civil Rights Movement.