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3 Facts About Ernest Green

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Ernest Gideon Green was one of the Little Rock Nine, a group of African-American students who, in 1957, were the first black students ever to attend classes at Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.

African Americans are an ethnic group of Americans with total or partial ancestry from any of the Black racial groups of Africa.

Little Rock Central High School is an accredited comprehensive public high school in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States.

The Little Rock Nine was a group of nine African American students enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957.

Ernest Green and the Little Rock Nine by soldiersmediacenter

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Green was the first African-American to graduate from the school in 1958.

The Ernest Green Story by Disney Educational Productions

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In 1999, he and the other members of the Little Rock Nine were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal by President Bill Clinton.

A Congressional Gold Medal is an award bestowed by the United States Congress; the Congressional Gold Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom are the highest civilian awards in the United States.

William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001.

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