President Eisenhower and the Little Rock Nine Dayna Gallet

What is the Civil Rights Movement?

The national effort made by black people and their supporters in the 1950s and 1960s to eliminate segregation and gain equal rights

President Eisenhower and his views of Little Rock Nine contribute to the Civil Rights Movement because it was the integration of african american students into an all white school to "eliminate segregation" and "gain equal rights" enforced by the government and the president himself.

This is the year in which Little Rock Nine took place

Brown vs. Board of Education

A supreme court case state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students to be unconstitutional in the year 1954

On September 2, 1957, Governor Orval Faubus announced that he would call in the Arkansas National Guard to prevent the African-American students’ entry to Central High, claiming this action was for the students’ own protection

The students who were chosen to integrate into Central High School

September 4, 1957

The first day the students tried to integrate

President Eisenhower

  • signed Executive Order of 10730
  • enforced a federal district court order in Little Rock
  • 1,000 soldiers sent by his order

watch the beginning and 2:15-2:41

September 25, 1957

The day of successful integration for the students

Little Rock Nine now

"Mob Rule Cannot Be Allowed to Override the Decisions of Our Courts” - President Dwight D. Eisenhower

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