Elizabeth Eckford is turned away from Central High School by members of the Arkansas National Guard, called out by Governor Orval Faubus supposedly to stop riots between blacks and whites. In actual fact, the National Guard simply prevented eight black students from entering Central High School in defiance of a Federal Judge's order. Twenty days later, President Eisenhower sent the U.S. Army in to force the school to integrate.
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May 12th, 2020
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