Presidential timeline of the twentieth century information : Dwight D. Eisenhower
Photographs and documents relating to the Little Rock School Integration Crisis from the collections of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library.
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School integration--Arkansas--Little Rock
African American students--Arkansas--Little Rock
High school students--Arkansas--Little Rock
Segregation in education--Arkansas--Little Rock
Race riots--Arkansas--Little Rock
Little Rock (Ark.)--Race relations--History--20th century
Central High School (Little Rock, Ark.)
Obstruction of justice--Arkansas--Little Rock
Press conferences--Washington (D.C.)
Intervention (Federal government)--Arkansas--Little Rock
United States, Arkansas, Pulaski County, Little Rock, 34.74648, -92.28959
United States, District of Columbia, Washington, 38.89511, -77.03637
United States, Rhode Island, Newport County, Newport, 41.4901, -71.31283
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An interactive timeline of Presidential history, presenting materials drawn from the Presidential Libraries. The Presidential Timeline provides a single point of access to an ever-growing selection of digitized assets from the collections of the twelve Presidential Libraries of the National Archives. These assets include document, photographs, audio recordings and video relating to the events of the president' lives. Civil rights materials from the Eisenhower timeline focus on the integration of Central High School in Little Rock.
The Little Rock school district voted to integrate its schools in 1957. Governor Faubus, opposed to integration, sent members of the Arkansas National Guard to prevent African American students--the "Little Rock Nine"--from entering Little Rock Central High School on September 4. Federal courts ordered Governor Faubus to remove the troops and permit the nine students to enter the school on September 23, 1957. However, because of the rioting that continued outside, the students were removed from the school after three hours. President Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered troops from the 101st Airborne Division to Little Rock to restore order and to protect the students. After a single year of integration, Governor Faubus closed the Little Rock public high schools to avoid further integration. The United States Supreme Court declared Faubus' action illegal and the public schools reopened August 1959.
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