Argumentative Essay On Little Rock Nine

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The Little Rock Nine was a group of nine African American students who enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957. Their enrollment was very controversial and sparked many protests, and was then 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. They then attended after the involvement of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
The U.S. Supreme Court issued its historic Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, on May 17, 1954. Involved in the 14th Amendment, the decision declared all laws instating segregated schools to be unlawful, and it called for the desegregation of all schools throughout the nation. After the decision, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) attempted to register black students in previously all-white schools in cities throughout the South. In Little Rock, the capital city of Arkansas, the Little Rock School Board agreed to comply with the high court's ruling. Virgil Blossom, the Superintendent of Schools, submitted a plan of measured integration to the school board on May 24, 1955, which the board unanimously ratified. The plan would be implemented during the fall of the 1957 school year.
By 1957, the NAACP had registered nine black students to attend the formerly all-white Little Rock Central High, selected on the conditions of exceptional grades and attendance. Called the "Little Rock Nine",

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