Little Rock Nine

The Little Rock Nine was a group of African American students who were enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957. The students were initially prevented from entering the racially segregated school by Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus, igniting the Little Rock Crisis. The students were later permitted to attend the school after the intervention of President Eisenhower. The Little Rock Crisis is considered to be one of the most important events in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.

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Little Rock Crisis

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