Why were the events in Little Rock important?

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  • Why were the events in Little Rock important?
    • Showed the word that the president was going to enforce the supreme courts judgements
      • He supported the cause
    • It was another win for civil rights
      • Motivated campaigners
      • Showed that the new laws would be enforced
    • Despite this the progress towards desegregation was still slow
      • By 1961 there were still no black children in white schools in numerous states
      • Progress towards desegragation after Little rock was EXTREMELY slow
    • Made civil rights campaigners question whether indirect action was working
      • Because of how slow progress was being made


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