- Created by: lilyhw
- Created on: 16-12-19 20:37
Intergration at Little Rock High School, Arkansas, 1957
- Little Rock High School decided to allow 9 black students to enrol after the Brown v. Topeka case
- On 3rd September 1957 they tired to enrol but the state govenor, Oval Faubus, ordered the national guardsmen to block their entry because there were threats of public disorder.
- The following day, the national guards were removed, leaving the 9 students to face viscious crowds of 1000. At mid-day, the 9 were sent home under police guards as their safety could not be guaranteed.
- President Eisenhower had to act. He took control of the national guard, and used them and federal troops to protect the Little Rock 9 for the rest of the school year.
Why was Little Rock significant?
- It involved the president, thus demonstrating that civil rights was an issue that could no longer be ignored.
- It demonstrated thats states would be overruled by the Federal government when necessary.
- Many US…