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The Arkansas school integration crisis and the changes wrought in subsequent years. This film profiles the lives of the nine African-American students who integrated Central High in Little Rock, Arkansas, during the fall of 1957. The film documents the perspective of Jefferson Thomas and his fellow students seven years after their historic achievement. Central to this story is their quiet but brave entrance into Little Rock High, escorted by armed troops under the intense pressure of the on looking crowd. We learn first hand their impressions of the past and present and their hopes for the future. Their selfless heroism broke the integration crisis and pioneered a new era. This film went on to win an Academy Award® for Best Documentary Short in 1964.

  1. Charles Guggenheim

    Director, Writer

  2. Shelby Storck

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Thomas Jefferson

    Himself - Narrator

  2. Ernest Green

    Himself

  3. Thelma Mothershed

    Herself

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Nine from Little Rock

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Status Released

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  • January 1, 1964
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 0h 20m

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