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Virtue in Action – Elizabeth Eckford, the Little Rock Nine, and Respect

Think about ways you can show respect to yourself and others in your daily life.

  • Protect your mind and body as precious parts of who you are. Extend that protection to every other person you encounter.
    • Treat your family members, teachers, school administrators, and others who have just authority over you with respect.
    • Listen and give due consideration to the views of others.
    • Defend just claims.
  • Stand up for the rights and dignity of others.
  • For additional inspiration, you may research the lives of the Little Rock Nine: Carlotta Walls, Jefferson Thomas, Elizabeth Beckford, and Thelma Mother shed, Melba Patella, Terrence Roberts, Gloria Ray, Minnijean Brown, and Ernest Green.

Sources & Further Reading

Margo lick, David. Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 2011.

‘Elizabeth and Hazel’: The Legacy of Little Rock.