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Arkansas governor Orval Faubus, head-and-shoulders portrait, seated, facing right, holding sign reading "Against racial integration of all s...

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Little Rock Nine were a group of African American students enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957. Their enrollment was followed by the Little Rock Crisis, in which the students were initially prevented from entering the racially segregated school by Orval Faubus, the Governor of Arkansas. They then attended after the intervention of President Eisenhower.

Orval Faubus’ School Issues – and the 1954 Run for Governor

The Little Rock Nine Are Now Eight: The Ancestors Bring Home Jefferson Thomas

The Little Rock Nine ~ 1957. These are the children who integrated the school in Little Rock, Arkansas. President Eisenhower ordered out the National Guard to protect them, but they were still spit on and they had to endure hateful remarks and racist epithets. They are all heroes in my book.

Orval Faubus September 4,1957 Orval Faubus, governor of Arkansas, called out the National Guard to prevent African American students from enrolling in Central High School.

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September 4, 1954 – American Civil Rights Movement – Little Rock Crisis: Governor Orville Faubus of Arkansas calls out the US National Guard, to prevent African-American students from enrolling in Central High School in Little Rock.