America’s Most Important Documents: Inquiry into Historical Sources: Desegregation in Little Rock: Executive Order 10730, 1st Edition

  • Bethany Bryan
  • Published By: Cavendish Square Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1502636174
  • ISBN-13: 9781502636171
  • DDC: 379.2
  • Grade Level Range: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
  • 64 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released August 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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On September 2, 1957, the Arkansas governor announced that he would prevent nine black students from entering Central High School in the city of Little Rock. Violence followed, and, in response, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed Executive Order 10730, which allowed him to send in military troops to enforce the law and protect the students. This comprehensive book explores the history of segregation, why this executive order was necessary, and how it remains relevant today as the United States continues to address the struggle for the equality of black Americans.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: A History of Segregation.
2: Executive Order 10730.
3: The Order's Ongoing Legacy.
Further Information.
About the Author.