PHOTOS: Iconic Women From the Civil Rights Movement
Minnijean Brown (center), 15, along with six other Black students, are pictured...
Minnijean Brown (center), 15, along with six other Black students, are pictured being blocked by the Arkansas National Guard who were instructed to keep them from entering Central High School. Brown was amongst the nine teenagers known as the "Little Rock Nine." On September 25, 1957 Brown stood strong in front of 1,200 armed soldiers and a mob of people angered by the Little Rock Nine's efforts to desegregate Cental High School.