After this court ruling, black people were finally able to legally integrate into all-white schools. However, many Southerners were not at all happy with this court ruling and publicly disobeyed this new law that desegregated schools. In 1957, nine black students, known as the “Little Rock Nine,” were denied entrance to the Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas despite the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that ordered integration. Nevertheless, President Eisenhower had to enforce the law and sent 1,200 members of the army to escort these black students to school after Governor Orval Faubus used the National Guard to keep the black students from attending the school. There were other incidents similar to this, especially in James Meredith’s case.

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