On May 27, 1958, Ernest Gideon Green graduated Central High School in Pulaski County, Little Rock, Arkansas. The school had recently become desegregated due, in part, to the efforts of Green and an intrepid group of black students called the “Little Rock Nine.” The group was the first to integrate the Arkansa high school after the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, which noted that segregation laws in public schools were unconstitutional.