The 101st airborne is the military that escorted the little rock 9 to school.
President Eisenhower made the order to put the little rock 9 in an all white school on September 23, 1957.
President Eisenhower ordered the 101st airborne to protect the little rock nine causing a lot of controversy. The school was in little rock Arkansas.
This is one of the biggest parts civil rights movement. It gave the African Americans hope for the future.