The Little Rock Nine Monument in Arkansas honors the courage of the nine African-American students enrolled at Little Rock Central High School in 1957. Their goal was to take a stand against segregation.
This monument is located on the grounds of the Arkansas State Capitol and features striking bronze sculptures of the students along with plaques bearing quotations from each of them.
The artist, John Deering, took seven years to create the monument and the majority of the funding for the project came from the Arkansas General Assembly. Read more about the struggle for desegregation and view photos of the sculptures here.