The Little Rock 9 and Limits of Education

In 1957, nine students of color in Little Rock, Arkansas were escorted into schools by presidential order and under the protection of the US Army.  Following the Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954, which called for the desegregation of American schools under the 14th Amendment, the state of Arkansas refused to do so.  In fact, Governor Orval Faubus used the state’s National Guard to maintain segregation.

This film captures the events powerfully.

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