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

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

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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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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.

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

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.

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