"The Little Rock Nine" --These 9 African- Am. integrated the white high school in Little Rock, AK. They were kicked, ridiculed, threatened, called every name, spat on, ignored, and had acid thrown in their faces. Pres. Eisenhower ordered federal protection, and Melba Patillo Beals in her book "Warriors Don't Cry" credits their body guards of the 101st airborne as their saviors. ALL have lead highly successful lives and all but 1-2 (?) left Little Rock & Arkansas never to live there again.