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August 20, 1959. There was no Twitter in 1959, but you could carry a sign around. "Little Rock, Arkansas. Rally at State Capitol. Group protesting admission of the 'Little Rock Nine' to Central High School." Photo by John T. Bledsoe. U.S. News & World Report Photograph Collection, Library of Congress. View full size.