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The Strange Story of Orval Faubus

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Jarod Roll

on 31 October 2016

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The Strange Story of Orval Faubus
Governor of Arkansas, 1955-1967
Little Rock Central High School crisis, 1957
School desegregation:
-Brown v. Board, 1954
-Court orders implementation, May 1955
-1956-57: 723 districts, 300,000 students (Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Texas)
-Eisenhower administration hands-off
-"Southern Manifesto" 1956
-"massive resistance"
-White Citizens Councils (founded Indianola)
-Prince Edward County, Virginia
Eisenhower: "insidious penetration of our minds"
1950s civil rights activism: schools, voting, public services
Daisy Bates
Montgomery Bus Boycott, 1955-56
Emmett Till lynching, Money, MS, 1955
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