Little Rock Nine


In May 17, 1954 The United States Supreme Court rules racial segregation in public schools is unconstitutional.

May 17, 1954

In August 23, 1954 Under the direction of Pine Bluff attorney Wiley Branton

August 23, 1954

In May 24, 1955 The Little Rock school Board adopts the Blossom Plan of gradual intergration beginning with the high school level.

May 24, 1955

In Febuary 8, 1956 Federal Judge John E. Miller dismisses he NAACP suit

February 8,1956

In August 27, 1957 The segregationist Mother's League of Central High School holds its first public meeting.

August 27, 1957

In September 3, 1957 Judge Davis rules that Fubus has used National Gaurd to prevent intergration

September 3, 1957

In September 20, 1957 Governor Ovral Fabuscalls out the Arkansas National Gaurd to surround Central High School.

September 20, 1957

In Septemeber 23, 1957 As a crowd of 1,000 mills around in front of the school, nine black kids go inside through a side door

September 23, 1957

In September 24, 1957 Little Rock Mayor Woodrow Mann sends President Eisenhower a telegram asking for Federal troops

September 24, 1957

In May 27, 1958 Ernest Green becomes the first black studentto graduate from Central High

May 27, 1958

In Sept 24, 1958 Eisenhower sends 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. Army to Little Rock

September 24, 1958

In June of 1959 A federal court rules Faubus' actions unconstitutional, forcing him to reopen the schools

June 1959