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Old November 26, 2012, 02:20 AM   #18
egor20
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Glenn E. Meyer Weren't Federal troops and federalized Guard units used to enforce desegregation orders in the South?
The Arkansas National Guard was drawn into the conflict when Governor Orval Faubus ordered them to "Preserve the Peace" by turning away the black students who were attempting to integrate into Little Rock's Central High School. President Dwight D. Eisenhower reacted to this use of the Guard to foil the court-ordered integration by federalizing the entire Arkansas National Guard and using it to protect the nine black students integrating Central High School.
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