Did You Know the U.S. Government won an Oscar?

In 1964, the head of the United States Information Agency, George Stevens, Jr., commissioned his team to produce a film based on the nine African American students who were the first to attend the all-white Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas in 1957.

The film, Nine from Little Rock, went on to win the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short in 1965.

Read the full profile published in Smithsonian Magazine and check out the video below.

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