The Supreme Court of the United States has denied
our request for a delay in the implementation of its decision
to integrate public schools. It has further denied our
appeal under which we earnestly sought the upholding of
the Lemley decision.
We will, therefore, open Central High School on
Monday, September 15, 1958, and the seven negro students
will be admitted, as there is now, apparently, no other choice.
In behalf of the people of this community, we earnestly,
request local, state and federal officials to take all ap-
propriate steps tp protect our children and our teachers so
that we may conduct an orderly and effective educational program.
We sincerely hope the public will appreciate the position of
the members of the School Board and pray that there will not
be a repetition of the violance of last year.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE LITTLE ROCK BOARD
By [There are six signatures included]