On September 25, 1957, the Little Rock Nine officially had their first day of class.
In 1957, the Little Rock Nine finally had their first day of class after weeks of chaos, including protests, riots and the use of law enforcement. The saga began on September 4, 1957 when Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus called the Arkansas National Guard to prohibit the Little Rock Nine from entering Central High School.
Weeks later, President Eisenhower ordered federal troops to escort the students to class.