Definition: Little Rock 9
Little Rock 9
After the Brown decision, controversy rocked Central
High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. The nationís media
focused on the violence here when nine students attempting to
go to school were met by mobs of protesters. Governor Orval
Faubus called in the Arkansas Guard to support segregation.
However, President Eisenhower had the final say as
Commander-in-Chief of the military and executer of laws.
Ultimately, federal troops enforced integration.
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