Jefferson Alison Thomas was one of the Little Rock Nine, a group of African-American students who, in 1957, were the first black students ever to attend classes at Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. In 1999, Thomas and the other students of the Little Rock Nine were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal by President Bill Clinton. Wikipedia*
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Jefferson Thomas has three videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1999 Speech as a Recipient. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2007 with an average of 842 views per program. Most appearances with Ernest Green (3), Terrence J. Roberts (2), Minnijean Brown-Trickey (2). Most common tags: African American History, African Americans.