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LITTLE ROCK NINE

WHO ARE THEY ?

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The Little Rock Nine were a group of nine African American students enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957.


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SEGREGATION

1957 LITTLE CENTRAL HIGH

*They wanted to enrolled at formaly all-white Central High School in Little Rock in September 1957.


*Their attendance at the school was a test of Brown Board of Education, a landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling that declared seregation in public schools unconstitutional.

May 17, 1954

THE SEGREGATION OF AMERICA'S PUBLIC SCHOOL WAS UNCONSTITUTIONAL

September 4, 1957d

Later that month

GOVERNOR ORVAL FAUBUS

PRESIDENT DWIGHT D. EINSENHOWER

Civil rights movement :

ELIZABETH ECKFORD

RONALD DAVIS

The guard removed

Their first full day of classes

The police escorted the nine African American students into the school

SEPTEMBER 20

SEPTEMBER 23

SEPTEMBER 25

ERNEST GREEN

May 25, 1958 : the first African American graduate of Central Hight

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR

President Clinton ; Congressional Gold Medal

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