Following the 1954 Brown V. Board of Education Supreme Court decision declaring segregated schools unconstitutional, the NAACP pressed the Little Rock School District to enroll nine black students in the then all-white Central High School. These are the students that, today, we remember as the Little Rock Nine.

The first attempt by the nine to attend classes was on September 4, 1957. Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus ordered the National Guard to block their entry to the school. It took several more weeks and two additional attempts before the Nine were finally able to enroll in the school safely.

This Twitter feed is an account of the last two attempts to desegregate the school. The Content is taken from direct quotes from oral history interviews conducted by students at Central High with the Little Rock Nine.


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