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Why Eisenhower Sent the 101st Airborne to Little Rock After Brown v. Board

April 8, 2020 in History

By Alexis Clark

When the governor of Arkansas failed to integrate Central High School, President Eisenhower called in federal troops to protect the Little Rock Nine.

When the Supreme Court ruled in 1954 that separate schools for whites and blacks were unconstitutional and inherently unequal, the slow and often violent dismantling of segregation in educational institutions began across the country.

Knowing that there would be defiance and resistance toward the …read more


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