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Unformatted text preview: 1957, when Governor Orval Faubus attempted to block a desegregation plan calling for the admission of nine black students to the citys previously all-white Central High School. After futile efforts at negotiation, the president sent federal troops to Little Rock to enforce the plan. Governor Faubus responded by ordering the Little Rock high schools closed down for the 1958-59 school year. However, a federal court ordered them reopened the following year. They did so in a tense atmosphere with a tiny number of African-American students. Thus, school desegregation proceeded at a slow and uncertain pace throughout much of the South....
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This note was uploaded on 12/22/2011 for the course AMH AMH2010 taught by Professor Pietrzak during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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