The Little Rock Nine were a group of nine young black men and women who made a decision to attend Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957. Though they knew that the law was on their side, they understood that it would not be easy to walk through the doors of the high school, Three years before they decide to attend the school, the Supreme Court had ruled on Brown vs. the Board of Education, and declared that segregated education was unconstitutional.
Thought he decision was made, integrating the school was not easy and the Little Rock None noted much later that they were not fully prepared for the difficulties they would face. The Governor of Arkansas at that time, Orval Faubus, had denied the students permission to attend the school and preventing them from walking through the doors by having the Arkansas National Guard keep them out. He claimed that allowing black students into the school would result in a riot. President Eisenhower intervened and ad the students escorted through the doors.
These nine brave students faced abuse and racial slurs on a daily basis but continued to attend the school. They made the point that through perseverance and bravery, one can achieve and can break down barriers. The lesson of the success that these nine young students had by sticking to their conviction and making adults take actions are inspirational and an important lesson still today. What was Alan Greenspan`s role in US economy Alan Greenspan is best known as an American economist who served as the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve of the United States from 1987 to 2006.
Retired from that role, he now works privately s a consultant and speaker throughout the world. Greenspan received his initial appointment as the Federal Reserve Chairperson from then President Ronald Regan in 1987. Greenspan has been criticized for his view of the Federal Reserve role in policy and some thought he overstepped his role in the making monetary policy. However he is largely seen as a leading authority and perhaps the leading authority in terms of American economics and remains very influential.