The campaign for African-American civil rights in the USA, 1950-1968. The events at Little Rock

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  • The campaign for African-American civil rights in the USA, 1950-1968. The events at Little Rock
    • Cause
      • The supreme court ruling in favour of BROWN
      • White rascist reluctantcys to intergrate
      • Faubus wanted white votes so played on white racism
    • Participants
      • Litlle Rock Nine
      • The national guard
      • Media
      • Orval Faubus
      • Eisenhower
      • NAACP
        • Daisy Bates
    • Significance
      • First time Eisenhower had used feredal enforcement
        • First sign of support for civil rights
      • Supreme court legislation proved ineffective
        • De Facto
      • Despite being told to desegregate Little Rock, Faubus shut the school down
    • Events
      • NAACP member Daisy Bates asked 9 black students to be the first students to intergrate
      • Huge white reaction
        • Violent and disgraceful verbal abuse
        • Punching, kicking, spitting and flaming paper wads - even acid!
      • Faubus sent in Arkansas National Guard to prevent students entering school
        • Eisenhower then sent in federal troops to ensure the students entered the school

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