Little Rock Nine

Little Rock Nine

NAACP Holds Education Summit to Address Resegregation

NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous, Photo Credit: CNN

For the first time in three years the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will gather in Raleigh, North Carolina for an education summit.

The summit will last for three days (Thursday, December 2, 2010 through Saturday, December 4, 2010) and is named after the honorable Daisy Bates. Bates, the former president of the Arkansas State Conference of the organization, is the adviser to the student group, the Little Rock Nine. The Little Rock Nine were African-American students who attended the Little Rock Central High School in 1957. The student group is considered to have contributed greatly to the African-American Civil Rights Movement as they were successfully integrated into a previously all-Caucasian school on Wednesday, September 25, 1957, although the group had to be escorted in by United States Army troops of the 101st Airborne Division to ensure their safety.

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