Feb 25, 2010 - Sale 2204

Sale 2204 - Lot 214

Price Realized: $ 1,440
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(CIVIL RIGHTS.) MAGNUM PHOTO. The "Little Rock Nine," and the integration of Little Rock High School. Group of 36 gelatin silver prints 8x12 inches. should be seen. Little Rock, ARK, 1957

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Following the Supreme Court's decision in Brown v Board of Education, a group of African-American students enrolled in Arkansas's Little Rock Central High School. The "Little Rock Nine" as they were called, suddenly found themselves the subject of the nation and the world's headlines when they were prevented from entering the racially segregated school by Arkansas's Governor Orval Faubus himself. It took the intervention of then President Eisenhower to enforce the school's integration.