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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