Jerry Jones, owner of the Cowboys, can be seen in a picture of the 1957 Little Rock Nine protests

We know a lot of stories, like how Jones’s father talked him out of buying the NFL team in San Diego. When he heard that the cowboys were for sale, he was on vacation in Cabo. We knew Jimmie Johnson’s story when it was time to say goodbye. We know why he was with Jason Garrett for almost 10 years. We know how AT&T Stadium was built. Jerry Jones has a public life, and most of it seems to be fine with him.

But based on what he had seen, there was one story he hadn’t told nearly enough. On that day, he stood on the steps of his North Little Rock, Arkansas, school and watched as six black teens were turned away from his high school. September 9, 1957, is the date. Our country was different back then. When the Supreme Court said that schools couldn’t be divided by race anymore. Now is the time to give people of color equal rights.

In a black-and-white photo, Jones, who was about to turn 15 in a month, is wearing a striped shirt and standing with a group of white people as six black teens walk down the steps of Jones’ North Little Rock High School and are jeered. Superior. Jones said after the Cowboys beat the Giants on Thursday, “Look, that was 65 years ago, and I don’t know what we were doing to get there.” “It just helps me remember how to get better and do things the right way.”

Jones’s presence at a scandalous event in our country’s history is now a problem. This week, images taken by the Associated Press were found and published by The Washington Post as the paper looked into the background of the NFL owners who supported it to figure out why some chartered Operating rights, like the Cowboys and the New York Giants, have never hired a black head coach.

He said, “Gosh, that kid was the best back in 1965.” “At the time, I didn’t realize how important an event was, and I’m glad we’re nowhere near that now. I am. It will remind me to keep doing what I can to stop things like this from happening.” In the famous Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, case from May 1954, the Supreme Court ruled that separate schools were against the law.

Jerry Jones, owner of the Cowboys, can be seen in a picture of the 1957 Little Rock Nine protests
Jerry Jones, owner of the Cowboys, can be seen in a picture of the 1957 Little Rock Nine protests

In 1957, the Little Rock School Board voted to desegregate schools in a small way. They expected that by 1963, all schools would be open to everyone, no matter what race they were.

The court’s decision slowed down the process until a federal court finally told schools to stop being segregated. Nine black pupils were turned away from Little Rock Central High School on September 4, 1957.

Then, on September 9, six black students tried to get into Jones’ school, North Little Rock High. Jones is interested in what is happening at his school. He told The Washington Post that his high school football coach had told the players not to go to school. Jones still went. “To be honest, I was just interested,” Jones said. “I get criticized because I worry more about how my coaches and everyone else will punish me.

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The truth is that no one knows what will happen. You don’t have all the 70 years of references we don’t have and all that’s going on Thing. You have nothing to compare that to. Still, I have a bad habit of sticking my nose in the wrong place at the wrong time. I’m sure I have.

On September 24, President Eisenhower spoke to the country from the White House. He was angry but determined to follow the law. In his speech, Eisenhower said, “I want the city and state to get this small-scale problem under control.” “If the powers of the local police are enough, we’ll do what we’ve always done and give the problem to them.

“But when a large group of filibusters made it impossible to carry out the court’s order, the law and the national interest required the president to act.” The next day, nine black teens were allowed into the center of Little Rock. More than 1,000 soldiers from the Army’s 101st Airborne Division were sent to keep teens in schools by order of President Eisenhower.

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