Today Marks The 60th Anniversary of the Little Rock Arkansas Nine @balleralert Today Marks The 60th Anniversary of the Little Rock Arkansas Nine- blogged by @niksofly ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It's more than an honor to celebrate those who sacrificed their anonymity to serve as catalysts to promote change ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On September 25 1957 nine adolescents were caught between state and federal governments and authorities as they were attempting to desegregate Central High ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thelma Mothershed Wair Minnijean Brown Trickey Terrence Roberts Carlotta Walls LaNier Gloria Ray Karlmark Ernest Green Elizabeth Eckford and Melba Pattillo Beals were escorted into Central by US Army Troops per President Dwight D Eisenhower Met with opposition from Arkansas governor Orval Faubus who called in the National Guard these phenomenal individuals change the trajectory of history ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Greeted by segregationist mobs and opposers these nine persevered Today we Baller Alert salutes the Little Rock Nine Their sacrifice changed history and although we have a bit further to go their selflessness has brought us thus far ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ At this time BA will like to acknowledge the passing of one of the catalysts As the Nine embark upon the 60th anniversary one member will be with the unit in spirit Jefferson Thomas passed on September 5 2010 from pancreatic cancer Meme

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