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4 - The U.S. Civil Rights Movement | by U.S. Embassy The Hague
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4 - The U.S. Civil Rights Movement

September 4, 1957, Elizabeth Eckford -- one of nine black students attempting to attend Central High School, in Little Rock, Arkansas -- is met with jeers. The Arkansas governor, defying a federal order, has National Guard troops stop the black students. Eventually, the U.S. Army, dispatched to Little Rock by President Eisenhower, safeguarded the entry of the “Little Rock Nine.” Still, the black students suffered a yearlong ordeal marked by mistreatment by white students, says historian Taylor Branch. (National Park Service)

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Taken on February 4, 2013