Today's Date: April 11, 2021
Charmin® Works to Protect, Grow and Restore Forests   •   Call for Programs Opens for 2021 Parliament of the World's Religions   •   Winning Startups Receive $25,000 through Sunstone Innovation Challenge at CSULB   •   ‘Coming Out for Love’ LGBTQ Reality Dating Show Headed for Romance, Fun, Happy Endings This Fall   •   Pets play important role in easing children's loneliness and stress intensified by virtual schooling in lockdown   •   Publix Pharmacy Now Offering COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments in North Carolina   •   Minister Schulte and Minister Hajdu announce the appointment of three new members to the National Seniors Council   •   Molina Healthcare of California Partners with San Bernardino County for COVID-19 Vaccinations   •   The Drone Champions League puts female drone pilots in the global spotlight with the DCL Women's Cup   •   Wolters Kluwer Podcast Sheds Light on Key Factors Impacting Effective Banking Compliance   •   Humanitarian Leaders Jamie Aten and Kent Annan launch petition to encourage Evangelicals to get vaccinated against COVID-19   •   PG&E Contributes $500,000 to Restaurant Resilience Fund to Strengthen Businesses for the Long-Term   •   TherapeuticsMD and Theramex Announce the Approval of BIJUVE® Capsules Indicated for Hormone Replacement Therapy in the Unite   •   Ather Sharif Awarded The Excellence in Entrepreneurial Leadership Award In Honor of Michael Ferro   •   The American Legion Calls POW/MIA Flag above White House "A Poignant Reminder"   •   InventHelp Inventor Presents An Improved High Chair Design (LGI-2994)   •   Barna and Gloo To Release New City-Specific Research Experience For Church Leaders   •   CGTN: From well-educated students to radicalized extremists in Xinjiang   •   Who’s Getting Vaccinated in the US?   •   BET Remembers Hip-Hop Icon DMX With Special Linear Programming Today Starting At 6PM/5C
Bookmark and Share

ATLANTA

If the player does not load, please refresh your browser

WAGA - Atlanta

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

 

 

 The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release

 

 

 

Statement by President Obama on the Passing of Jefferson Thomas

 

Michelle and I are saddened by the passing of Jefferson Thomas, who as one of the "Little Rock Nine," took a stand against segregation and helped open the eyes of our nation to the struggle for civil rights.  Mr. Thomas was just a teenager when he became one of the first African-American students to enroll in Little Rock Central High School.  Yet even at such a young age, he had the courage to risk his own safety, to defy a governor and a mob, and to walk proudly into that school even though it would have been far easier to give up and turn back.  And through this simple act of pursuing an equal education, he and his fellow members of the Little Rock Nine helped open the doors of opportunity for their generation and for those that followed. The searing images of soldiers guarding students from those days will forever serve as a testament to the progress we've made, the barriers that previous generations have torn down, and the power of ordinary men and women to help us build a more perfect union. Our nation owes Mr. Thomas a debt of gratitude for the stand he took half a century ago, and the leadership he showed in the decades since.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

 

 

###



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News