Black History Month: Five major events and figures
Black History Month is the annual celebration of the struggles, achievements and overall contribution African-Americans have made to the US.
3. Little Rock Nine
Testing the 1954 US Supreme Court ruling that racial segregation in American public schools was unconstitutional, a group of nine black students attempted to enroll at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957. Governor Orval Faubus made known that the Arkansas National Guard would prevent the young African-American students from entering the school. For their own safety, Gov. Faubus argued.