Eisenhower Sends Troops to Little Rock

Information card relating to integration of Little Rock Central High School

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2 images
Created by
Grolier, American, founded 1909
Subject of
Little Rock Central High School, American, founded 1927
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 4 3/8 x 6 1/8 in. (11.1 x 15.6 cm)
Type
collecting cards
Place depicted
Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States, North and Central America
Date
1996
Description
Card number 54.7 in a series of information cards relating to major historical events in the United States. On front, the title and a photo of Federal troops integrating Little Rock Central High with a description of the event on the right and a map of the United States with each state outlined and Arkansas highighted in red. On back, black text giving the history of Eisenhower's decision to send troops to Little Rock to desegregate the school.
Topic
African American
Civil rights
Education
Segregation
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Elmer J. Whiting, III
Object number
2011.17.170
Restrictions & Rights
© 1996 Grolier, Inc © 1957 UPI-Corbis-Bettmann. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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