​September 24, 1957: President Eisenhower Orders The 101st Airborne Division Troops To Little Rock, Arkansas

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Eisenhower sent the troops to enforce desegregation at Little Rock Central High School. He also federalized the entire 10,000 member Arkansas National Guard, taking it out of the hands of Governor Faubus.

Faubus’ name became internationally known during the Little Rock Crisis, when just a week earlier he used the National Guard to stop the Little Rock 9 from attending Little Rock Central High School as part of federally ordered racial desegregation.

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