The Little Rock Nine ... To understand the controversy surrounding Little Rock, we must first examine what happened in Topeka Kansas in 1954.This is Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. The media of the country focused on the violence here, when 9 students attempted to go to school, and were met by mobs of protestors. Governor Faubus called in the Arkansas Guard, but President Eisenhower had the final say as Commander in Chief, and enforcer of laws.

Below is the reconstructed gas station which was a headquarters for the media. It's across the street from the school.