The Little Rock Nine ~ 1957. These are the children who integrated the school in Little Rock, Arkansas. President Eisenhower ordered out the National Guard to protect them, but they were still spit on and they had to endure hateful remarks and racist epithets. They are all heroes in my book.

The Little Rock Nine ~ 1957. These are the children who integrated the school in Little Rock, Arkansas. President Eisenhower ordered out the National Guard to protect them, but they were still spit on and they had to endure hateful remarks and racist epithets. They are all heroes in my book.

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Orval Eugene Faubus (1910-1994) Thirty-sixth Govenor (1955-1967)

Orval Eugene Faubus (1910-1994) Thirty-sixth Govenor (1955-1967)

Arkansas governor Orval Faubus, head-and-shoulders portrait, seated, facing right, holding sign reading "Against racial integration of all s...

Arkansas governor Orval Faubus, head-and-shoulders portrait, seated, facing right, holding sign reading "Against racial integration of all s...

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interview with Orval Faubus about the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School

interview with Orval Faubus about the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School

After Governor Orval Faubus deployed the Arkansas National Guard to block the students from entering the school on Sept. 4, President Eisenhower countered by sending in the federal troops to escort the students to class weeks later, making their first day of school Sept. 25, 1957.

After Governor Orval Faubus deployed the Arkansas National Guard to block the students from entering the school on Sept. 4, President Eisenhower countered by sending in the federal troops to escort the students to class weeks later, making their first day of school Sept. 25, 1957.

1957 little rock nine  | Governor Orval Faubus - More like putting the iron fist in racist America.

1957 little rock nine | Governor Orval Faubus - More like putting the iron fist in racist America.

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1963. 3 Octobre. John Kennedy and Orval Faubus Arkansas. Governor Orval Faubus greets President Kennedy on his visit to dedicate the $46.7 million Greers Ferry dam at Heber Springs, Arkansas

1963. 3 Octobre. John Kennedy and Orval Faubus Arkansas. Governor Orval Faubus greets President Kennedy on his visit to dedicate the $46.7 million Greers Ferry dam at Heber Springs, Arkansas

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