US Federal troops deployed to Arkansas to reinforce antisegregation laws

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  • Lucas Paul Richert (University of Saskatchewan)

Historical Context Note

On 17 May 1954, the US Supreme Court ruled that segregation in public schools was unconstitutional (Brown v. Board of Education). Violence subsequently broke out in the U.S. South. Orval Faubus, the Governor of Arkansas, attempted to block the introduction of blacks into Little Rock public schools. In response, President Dwight D. Eisenhower dispatched Federal Troops to uphold the law. SAME AS 6316

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Citation:
Richert, Lucas Paul. "US Federal troops deployed to Arkansas to reinforce antisegregation laws". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 October 2008
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=3328, accessed 22 November 2014.]


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  1. American Civil-Rights Movement in the 1960s