Little Rock Nine

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In History
  • Supreme Court rules in Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Supreme Court rules in Plessy vs. Ferguson
    The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Plessy vs. Ferguson that "separate but equal" facilities for African Americans do not violate the Constitution.
  • Supreme Court Rules in Brown v. Board

    Supreme Court Rules in Brown v. Board
    The Supreme Court unanimously rules in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, et. al. that segregation in public schools is unconstitutional.
  • Students begin to enroll

    Students begin to enroll
    African American students enroll in formerly all-white schools in Washington D.C. and 150 school districts in eight states.
  • Little Rock School Board adopts plan so integrate

    Little Rock School Board adopts plan so integrate
    The Little Rock School Board adopts a plan to gradually integrate, beginning with the admission of a few African American students to Central High School in September, 1957.
  • Students approved to enter school

    Students approved to enter school
    School officials approve 17 African American students for enrollment at Central High School from over 200 applicants.
  • Enrolling is witheld

    Enrolling is witheld
    Governor Faubus testifies that integration will result in violence, a judge issues a court order temporarily keeping African American students from enrolling at Central High.
  • National Guard is called upon

    National Guard is called upon
    Faubus announces that he is mobilizing the Arkansas National Guard to prevent violence. The School Board asks African American students to stay away from Central High.
  • School Board proceeds with integration

    School Board proceeds with integration
    U.S. District Court Judge Ronald N. Davies orders the Little Rock School Board to proceed with integration.
  • Students not allowed to enter school

    Students not allowed to enter school
    The Arkansas National Guard refuses to allow nine African American students to enter Central High School.
  • National Guard withdrawn

    National Guard withdrawn
    U.S. District Court Judge Ronald N. Davies orders an end to state interference with the integration of Central High. The governor withdraws the Arkansas National Guard.
  • Protestors arrive

    Protestors arrive
    Over a thousand angry white people gather outside Central High to protest the enrollment of the "Little Rock Nine." Little Rock police officers are unable to maintain order.
  • The Little Rock Nine try to enter the school, met my mob

    The Little Rock Nine try to enter the school, met my mob
    As the Nine were attempting to enter the school they were met by a crowd of protesors. The nine students were removed for their own safety and President Eisenhower calls in the federal troops.
  • The US 101 troops leave Little Rock

    The US 101 troops leave Little Rock
    The US 101 Airborne division leave Little Rock leaving the safety of the students to the federal troops.
  • Ernest Green Graduates High School

    Ernest Green Graduates High School
    Ernest Green graduates from Central High and becomes the first African American to do so.
  • Faubus Closes All Public Schools in Little Rock

    Faubus Closes All Public Schools in Little Rock
    Orval Faubus closes all public schools in Little Rock in order to attempt to end desegregation.
  • Central High Re-Opens

    Central High Re-Opens
    A group of white parents and members of the Little Rock Nine succeed in re-opening the school to black and white students.
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