The Ernest Green Story: Little Rock Crisis
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American History → Civil Rights Movement → Little Rock Crisis
American History → Civil Rights Movement → Little Rock Nine
Ernest Green and the rest of the Little Rock Nine attempt to integrate into an all-white school following a mandate by President Eisenhower. However, armed guards prevent them from entering the school.
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Why was it deemed necessary to involve the Arkansas National Guard?
How does the new mandate of integration affect the lives of Black students and generations that follow?
Why did this become such a seminal moment in American history outside of Arkansas? Why were the images and video so widely viewed by all of America?
4. Would you consider this to be a milestone event in American History? Why? Why not?
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