Little Rock Nine Crisis Facts & Worksheets

On September 4, 1957, Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus refused to admit nine African-American students to the all-white Little Rock Central High School. The governor did not follow the 1954 decision over the Brown v. Board of Education stating that segregation in public schools was unconstitutional. Before the month ended, President Dwight Eisenhower sent federal troops to pacify the violent white protesters and enforce integration.