Alabama Speeches & Audio

Orval Faubus Blocks Little Rock High School Integration

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Orval Faubus Blocks Little Rock High School Integration

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On September 2, 1957, Governor Orval Faubus called out the Arkansas National Guard to prevent a group of African-American students, who later became known as the Little Rock Nine, from entering the all-white Central High School. In a broadcast that evening, Faubus defends his decision to call in the state's National Guard.