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U.S. History Topics » Movements » Civil Rights

From Canterbury to Little Rock: The Struggle for Educational Equality for African Americans

highlights two historic places and the role each played in the effort toward creating equal educational opportunities for African Americans. (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)

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Interesting Fact:

Events in Canterbury, Connecticut, in the early 1830s brought race related issues to the forefront when a young teacher named Prudence Crandall admitted an African-American student to her boarding school and subsequently opened a school strictly for black females.
Photo of high school freshman Elizabeth Eckford,... one of the 'Little Rock Nine' who braved a jeering crowd, September 4, 1957. (Photo by and courtesy of Will Counts and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazet

Elizabeth Eckford,... one of the Little Rock Nine

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