arkansas Archives - We Are The Mighty

Today in military history: 101st Airborne escorts Black students as Central High integrates

On Sep. 25 1957, the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division escorted nine Black students into the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. The U.S. Supreme Court had ruled that racial segregation in educational facilities was unconstitutional three years before, but Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus remained a staunch racist segregationist. When the “Little Rock … Continued

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