Little Rock Nine

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