Drive for gold medals begins in Congress for Little Rock nine

October 1997
Jet;10/27/97, Vol. 92 Issue 23, p6
Reports that United States Senator Dale Bumpers (D-Arkansas) requested the US Senate to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the nine former students who integrated Little Rock Central High School in 1957. Names of the nine students; Details on Bumpers' pitch to Congress; The introduction of a similar bill in the House of Representatives by Representative Bennie Thompson (D-Mississippi), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus.


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