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To which city did president eisenhower send federal troops to protect African American students?

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Justin Parker on February 8, 2018

The Little Rock school board had established a plan to abolish segregation in the schools, starting with Central High School. Nine young African-American students volunteered to enroll. But Arkansas governor Orval Faubus announced his opposition to integration and was called by the state of Arkansas from the National Guard. When the nine students arrived to school, the National Guard blocked his driveway. None of the nine students gained entrance to the school that day. Until the Little Rock crisis occurred, President Eisenhower had provided little leadership on the civil rights front. When Governor Faubus resisted the will of the federal courts, Eisenhower had to act. President Eisenhower sent federal troops to Little Rock to protect the students and to enforce the decision of the court (which happened after the Brown decision). Your answer is Little Rock, Arkansas. ---Nikolaus Howe---


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