Jefferson Thomas

Jefferson Thomas

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.

Appearances by Title:c. September 1, 1957 - Present Member, Little Rock Nine Videos: 2 c. November 9, 1999 - Present Recipient, Congressional Gold Medal Videos: 1

Recent Appearances

  • NAACP Centennial Convention

    NAACP Centennial Convention

    Speakers celebrated the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. They spoke about historic achievements and the future of the civil rights…

  • Little Rock Central High School Integration

    Little Rock Central High School Integration

    Members of the “Little Rock Nine” spoke on the 50th anniversary of when they, as teenagers, desegregated Little Rock Central High School…

  • Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony

    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony

    President Clinton and members of Congress honored nine former Little Rock, Arkansas high school students with Congressional Gold Medals.…

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