The Spirit of Nine

The desegregation of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, gained national attention on September 3, 1957, when Governor Orval Faubus mobilized the Arkansas National Guard in an effort to prevent nine African American students from integrating the high school.

The nine determined students never gave up and remained focused on their education. The following May, Ernest Green became the first African American student ever to graduate from Central High School. Ernest helped other African Americans graduate and attend school.

This Story puts me in mind of the virtuous woman. She is clothe with dignity and strength and she laughs without fear of the future Proverbs 31:25. My virtuous sisters, we are cut from this same cloth. God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of love power and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). No matter what has happened in our lives whether we have suffered through death of loved ones, death of marriages or other devastating events, we remain strong in the Lord and in His great power, we live, move and have our being (Acts 17:28; Ephesians 6:10).

Black History Month


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