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 - Police Forced to Withdraw Negro Students...
Police Forced to Withdraw Negro Students LITTLE. .ROCK Ark,, I,V; — Lil.tlo officials withdrew withdrew IhQ'elithl Ne.-cro students who onlnrcd Ccnln-1 High School today. Mayor Woodrow WlJson Mann radioed nn announcuiiicl til 12 o'clock (CST) "toll the crowd the Negroes have'bui.'ii removed from Central High School." The radio announcement whs sent to police officers nl the sc'otki; LITTLE ROCK Ml —Eight Nesro pupils walked quietly, and without hurrying, into Central High School today —while the crowd's attention win; diverted by aiiolhcr Incident — and then a swirl of snurlig men and screaming women ried ifo break through police lines. Politic fought them off, clubbing two men, and apparently pulling a gun on another. Pupils coming out of Ihe school ,said three of the Negro boys who entered school had "iblood on their clothing" and fights had broken outside the building. The iiludcntd told reporters the "Negroes were chased through the' 1 ,halls when' classes changed" and were. Attacked by, other students./ *-THiwjrtttlnl J violence 1 6uisidc"'the" sdhgol, s was a frightening, sight., Woman-* Ipurst into tears and a man, burst up on a .wooden bar- licudc, roared: "Who's going through?" "We all arc," the crowd shouted They didn't, The 'ilrama-packed climax ot three "weeks of integration strugglt in Little Rock came just after he buzzer sounded inside the big 2000-, pupil high'school at 8;45, signaling' (lie start of classes. Suddenly on a street loading'to- ward the school, Ihe crowd spot- led four No^ro adults, marching in twos down the center of lie street, A man yelled, "Lcok, here come Ihe Niggers." They were not pupils. One appeared appeared to be a newspaperman, He had a card in his hat and was carrying a camera. 1 jumped,, into a glass-windowed telephone booth on the corner. The scene was clearly visible, As the crowd surged toward the four Negroes, Negroes, they broke and ran. But they were caught, on' the lawn of a home nearby, Whites jumped the man with the ctimsra from behind, rode him to the around, kicking and beating him. They smashed the camera, This, obviously was a planned diversionary diversionary movement to draw the crowd's attention away from the school, While J was dictating what i saw, someone yelled— "Look, they're going Into the school," At that instant, the eight Ne groes—three boys and five girls-™ were crossing the schoolyard to*, ward a side door at the south end ol the school, The girls were in bobby son and, the boys ware dressed in open, shirts, AH were carrying books, They were not running not oven walking fast. They simply strolled, toward the steps, went up, and were Inside before all bul a fe of Ihe 200 people at thai end o£ the street knew it. Somo did see the Negroes, how-> ever. "They've gone in," s\ 4oared. "Oh, God' the NJeserb ars the school!" A woman sercgmcd, "Did they get in? Pid you see them go in?" "They've in now, some other Continued on page Two

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  1. Hope Star,
  2. 23 Sep 1957, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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