Mann, Woodrow Wilson, 1916-2002
Mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas during the integration of Central High School in 1957. Mann asked the federal government for assistance, and President Eisenhower issued Executive Order 10730, sending units of the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division to Little Rock and federalizing the Arkansas National Guard. These U.S. Army troops escorted the "Little Rock Nine," as they became known, into Central High School on September 25, 1957.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- Civil Rights-- Little Rock School Integration (Dwight D. Eisenhower Library)
- Presidential Timeline of the Twentieth Century Information: Dwight D. Eisenhower (Dwight D. Eisenhower Library)
- For Educators (Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History)
- Land of (Unequal) Opportunity: Documenting the Civil Rights Struggle in Arkansas (University of Arkansas Libraries)