Desegregation In The Film: The Little Rock Nine

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The next part of the film that shocked me was even though segregation was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court some schools, mainly the schools in the Deep South, avoided desegregation. In Arkansas, the Little Rock school board delayed integration for three years. The Arkansas Governor continued to resist integration by sending the Arkansas National Guard to stop nine African American students from entering the newly integrated Little Rock's Central High School. These students became to be known as the Little Rock Nine. This force President Dwight Eisenhower to respond by sending federal troops to protect the nine black students. The federal troops escorted the Little Rock Nine as they entered and exited Central High School. On May
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