They planned and organised a bus boycott and organised lifts and carpools for the black people. 70% of the bus users were black which they hoped would make a significant difference. The boycott went on for 381 days.
But there was no actual deadline for when integration had to be done
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
There were large scale riots and they had to be put down by federal troops. He began school the next day with 15,000 troops to keep the peace