NAACP had a plan for the Little Rock Nine that they would all go to school together, but Elizabeth Eckford came by herself due to a mix up. Orville Faubus meanwhile sent out the national guard to prevent blacks entering the school. Elizabeth was followed by a mob, turned away by the guards and had to go through the mob again. The same happened to the other 8 but they came together.
After this, there was worldwide publicity and Eisenhower had to intervene and made the Arkansas troops guard the nine