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Ike and Little Rock

American experience (Television program). Ike--excerpts

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Title:Ike and Little Rock | American experience (Television program). Ike--excerpts
Date:1954-1957
Description:

In September of 1957, nine black students in Little Rock, Arkansas, planned to attend Central High School, but Governor Orval Faubus ordered the Arkansas National Guard to maintain order and prevent the nine students from entering. This video segment highlights President Eisenhower's response to the tension in Little Rock.

Includes a background essay, discussion questions, and alignments to teaching standards.

Major funding for this project is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Supported in part by a grant from the Open Society Institute.

Grade range: 6-12.

Lesson plans using this resource: Re-Examining Brown.

The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Types:Instructional materials | Teaching guides | Resource units | Moving images | Documentaries and factual works
Subjects:Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969 | Faubus, Orval Eugene, 1910-1994 | African American high school students--Arkansas--Little Rock | African American civil rights workers--Arkansas--Little Rock | Civil rights workers--Arkansas--Little Rock | African American students--Arkansas--Little Rock | School integration--Arkansas--Little Rock | School integration--Massive resistance--Arkansas--Little Rock | Students--Arkansas--Little Rock | African Americans--Civil rights--Arkansas--Little Rock | Civil rights movements--Arkansas--Little Rock | Civil rights demonstrations--Arkansas--Little Rock | Discrimination in education--Law and legislation--Arkansas--Little Rock | Segregation--Arkansas--Little Rock | White Citizens councils--Arkansas--Little Rock | Intimidation--Arkansas--Little Rock | Federal-state controversies--Arkansas--Little Rock | Mobs--Arkansas--Little Rock | Soldiers--Arkansas--Little Rock | Students--Arkansas--Little Rock | Intervention (Federal government)--Arkansas--Little Rock | Government, Resistance to--Southern States | Police--Arkansas--Little Rock | Social justice--United States | Presidents--United States | Central High School (Little Rock, Ark.) | Dunbar Junior High School (Little Rock, Ark.) | Horace Mann High School (Little Rock, Ark.) | Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | Arkansas National Guard | Little Rock (Ark.) | Pulaski County (Ark.)
Collection:Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Special Collection
Institution:WGBH Educational Foundation
Contributors:Teacher's Domain Civil Rights Special Collection | WGBH Educational Foundation
Online Publisher:[Boston, Mass.] : WGBH Educational Foundation | 2002/2008
Rights and Usage:

The Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Collection is a collaborative production of WGBH Education Productions, the WGBH Media Library, and WGBH Interactive, in partnership with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and Washington University in St. Louis.

©2004 WGBH Educational Foundation. All rights reserved. Footage courtesy of UCLA/Hearst, Fox, CBS and NBC. Images courtesy of Corbis and the Library of Congress.

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Forms part of: Teacher's Domain Civil Right Special Collection.

Forms part of: American Experience (PBS Television Series).

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Persistent Link to Item:http://www.teachersdomain.org/resources/iml04/soc/ush/civil/ike/