News Display: Integration at Central High, Little Rock
By: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Published: 09/01/2017
Uploaded: 11/17/2017
Uploaded by: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Pockets: Gottesman Libraries Archive, Gottesman Libraries' Education Program, News Displays
Tags: Central High, Integration, racial conflict, school desegregation

Description/Abstract: News Display: Integration at Central High, Little Rock, Monday, 9/25

On September 25, 1957, nine black students under escort by the U.S. Army entered Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. It was but three weeks earlier that then Governor Orval Faubus commanded the National Guard to prevent federal court-ordered racial integration in the schools-- only to have been overruled by Dwight Eisenhower who federalized the Arkansas National Guard to enforce the court order. It was not until 1972 that public schools in Little Rock became more fully integrated.

Our news display will feature stories of the dramatic events in Little Rock, while highlighting the case of Brown versus Board of Education of Topeka (May 1954) which ruled that racial segregation in educational facilities was unconstitutional.

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