Remembering the Little Rock Nine

Remembering the Little Rock Nine

Rand St. Germaine

     On this date, in 1954, the Little Rock Nine walked into Central High School, as well as the pages of every American history book. Surrounded by a mob of segregationists, they proudly marched in under the cover of the Arkansas National Guard. President Eisenhower called for a “cease and desist” from the crowd, which did convince most of them to disperse. Ernest Green ended up being the first black student to graduate from Central High on May 27, 1958.