$2,000 Experience Civil Rights Scholarship
Provided by: Do Something
April 30, 2016
In America during the 1950s, the color of your skin decided where you could sit in a park, which restaurants you could go to, and which water fountain you could drink from. Your race also determined where you went to school; whites went to one school and blacks to another. In 1954, The Supreme Court ruled that all schools were for all students, and so in 1957, a group of nine stellar black high school students bravely attended Little Rock High, fighting racial inequality. Despite the laws changing, people’s minds hadn’t. Protesters lined up outside the school, classmates were cruel, and even teachers wanted the students to fail. Visit our site to experience the story on your phone and share it with friends. You’ll enter to win an easy $2,000 scholarship and walk in the shoes of a young Civil Rights pioneer over text message. Entries are unlimited but you must complete the experience and share with 3 friends to count as a lottery entry for the scholarship. No minimum GPA or essays required and you must be 13 to 25 years old to apply.