Ceremony Marks Anniversary Of Little Rock School Integration
A ceremony marking the 60th anniversary of the integration of Little Rock Central High School will feature former President Bill Clinton.
Monday's event at the school will also include the eight surviving members of the nine students who entered the school on Sept. 25, 1957, under escort by federal troops.
The integration came after then-Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had called out the Arkansas National Guard to prevent the nine from entering the school.
President Eisenhower then sent units of the 327th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, to escort the students and hold back the angry crowds.
The ceremony is the culmination of a weekend of activities marking the anniversary of the event.