The Little Rock Nine situation demonstrated that African Americans had civil rights, and segregation would not be allowed to take those rights away. The Little Rock Nine was a group of African American students who entered a racially segregated school.
It is 653 miles taking this route: Take I-57 SOUTH (towards MEMPHIS), from Chicago, to I-55 SOUTH to MEMPHIS at EXIT 1A in MISSOURI. Take I-55 SOUTH to I-40 WEST to LITTLE ROCK at EXIT 8 in ARKANSAS. Take I-40 WEST to Little Rock.