50th Anniversary of Operation Arkansas

By Soldiers Media CenterSeptember 12, 2007

The map is a lay out of the area defense that shows the distribution of 101st troops to provide security to the Little Rock Nine and Central High School.Fort Campbell, Don F. Pratt Museum
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101st Airborne Soldiers patrol the campus grounds of Little Rock Central HighUniversity of Arkansas at Little Rock/UARL Archives & Spec. Coll.
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101St Soldiers safeguard Little Rock 9 students into Central High School as white students watch from above.University of Arkansas at Little Rock/UARL Archives and Spec. Coll.
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National Guard Soldiers lined up along curb in front of CHS n.dUniversity of Arkansas at Little Rock Archives & Special Collections
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Soldiers guard the road blocks around the perimeter  of the school.University of Arkansas at Little Rock Museum Collection/UARL Archives & Special Collections
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Arkansas Gov. Faubus calls in the National Guard and as a result, the Little Rock 9 are sent home.  The photo depicts a boy talking to National Guard troops on back of truck, n.dUniversity of Arkansas at Little Rock Archives & Special
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Black students escorted by 101st Airborne Soldiers entering CHS, 10/04/1957University of Arkasas at Little Rock Museum/UARL Archives and Spec. Coll.
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Army jeeps, with 101st Airborne Soldiers in background (presumed Little Rock AFB), 9/25/1957University of Arkansas at Little Rock museum/UARL Archives and Spec. Coll.
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Major General Edwin Walker (left),
Commander of the Military District of Arkansas during the Little Rock Crisis, speaks with Colonel William Kuhn (right).U.S. Army Military History Institute
9 / 20 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Major General Edwin Walker (left), Commander of the Military District of Arkansas during the Little Rock Crisis, speaks with Colonel William Kuhn (right).U.S. Army Military History Institute (Photo Credit: James C. Evans Collection, U.S. Army Military History Institute) VIEW ORIGINAL
Prior to the execution of the Executive Order for Federal Troops, Little Rock Nine member Terrence Roberts faces Arkansas National Guard troops after being denied entry to Central High School, September 3, 1957.
Central High Museum Historical Collections/UALR Archives
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Several of the Little Rock Nine leave Central High School under troop escort, 1957.Central High Museum Historical Collections/UALR Archives
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Soldiers keep watch over the students crowded on the steps of Little Rock Central High School.Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
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101st Airborne Soldiers march in formation down a road in Little Rock, Arkansas.  President Eisenhower's Executive Order had been activated as the "Screaming Eagles" brought order to the chaiotic and increasingly violent mob protesting integration.Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
13 / 20 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 101st Airborne Soldiers march in formation down a road in Little Rock, Arkansas. President Eisenhower's Executive Order had been activated as the "Screaming Eagles" brought order to the chaiotic and increasingly violent mob protesting integration.Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA (Photo Credit: John T. Bledsoe) VIEW ORIGINAL
William Kuhn, commander 327 Airborne Battle Group, commander of the 101st Airborne Division troops deployed to Little Rock., walks with Little Rock Mayer, Woodrow Wilson Mann likely discussing security details surrounding the Little Rock 9.U.S. Army Military History Institute
Army Heritage and Education Center
14 / 20 Show Caption + Hide Caption – William Kuhn, commander 327 Airborne Battle Group, commander of the 101st Airborne Division troops deployed to Little Rock., walks with Little Rock Mayer, Woodrow Wilson Mann likely discussing security details surrounding the Little Rock 9.U.S. Army Military History Institute Army Heritage and Education Center (Photo Credit: James C. Evans Collection, U.S. Army Military History Institute) VIEW ORIGINAL
An African American journalist stands off in the distance as Little Rock, Arkansas Mayor, Woodrow Wilson Mann, gives a mostly all-white group of reporters a sound bite.
U.S. Army Military History Institute
Army Heritage and Education Center
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327th Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 101st Airborne escort two African American students at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, September 1957.Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
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The Media frenzy begins in Little Rock, Arkansas as the integration of the Little Rock 9 into the all-white Central High School is met with civil unrest.U.S. Army Military History Institute
Army Heritage and Education Center
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Photograph shows an African American high school girl being educated via television during the period that the Little Rock schools were closed to avoid integration.Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
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Photograph shows a group of people, one holding a Confederate flag, surrounding speakers and National Guard, protesting the admission of the "Little Rock Nine" to Central High School.Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
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Photograph shows a young African American boy watching a group of people, some carrying American flags, march past to protest the admission of the "Little Rock Nine" to Central High School.Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
20 / 20 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Photograph shows a young African American boy watching a group of people, some carrying American flags, march past to protest the admission of the "Little Rock Nine" to Central High School.Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA (Photo Credit: John T. Bledsoe) VIEW ORIGINAL