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.
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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 28 March 2017.]
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