Today, one of the "Little Rock Nine" passed into eternity, Mr. Jefferson Thomas. As a teenager, he was one of nine black students to integrate Little Rock Central High School in our country's first major fight for integration. Mr. Thomas suffered from pancreatic cancer and was 68 years young. He, and the other eight former Central High students, were issued Congressional Gold Medals on the 40th anniversary of the event.
The following link will connect to an AP article outlining his life and accomplishments: