White rage & the Little Rock Nine

A racist mob harasses Elizabeth Eckford at LRCHS (Image Credit: Wikimedia)

Today in 1957, President Eisenhower sent federal troops to support the integration of Little Rock Central High School.

Ike did his job even though he disagreed with the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education. Rather than give into racism, the former general upheld his vow to support and defend the US Constitution.