Wednesday, September 26, 2007
U.S. Marks 1957 Integration Crisis
Ex-President, Bill Clinton is in his home state of Arkansas to mark the 50th anniversary of the integration crisis at Little Rock Central High School. That crisis saw a three week standoff between a group of 9 black students and an angry mob who wanted to stop them from attending the all white school.It was only ended when President Dwight D. Eisenhower sent in troops to control the crowds. The event became an important moment in the civil rights struggle in the United States.