The little rock nine was a group of nine african american students enrolled in little rock central high school in 1957 their enrollment was followed by the little rock crisis in which the students were initially prevented from entering the racially segregated school by orval faubus the governor of arkansas. This exhibit explores the legacy of the little rock central high school desegregation crisis and shares this integral moment for the civil rights movement to a virtual audience this exhibit covers a comprehensive history of some key figures events and topics from the crisis. In an informal survey members of the arkansas historical association named the little rock crisis the most significant historical event of the twentieth century references karen anderson the little rock school desegregation crisis moderation and social conflict journal of southern history 703 august 2004 603 637. The mothers league of central high school and the little rock desegregation crisis of 1957 arkansas historical quarterly 57 summer 1998 160 190 devlin erin krutko justice is a perpetual struggle the public memory of the little rock school desegregation crisis civil rights movement twentieth century
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