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Extracts on integration at Little Rock, in a telegram sent from the British Embassy in Washington, 13 September 1957
(Catalogue ref: FO 371/126719)
FO 371/126719; telegram from the British Embassy, 1957


  1. What reason did Governor Faubus give for ordering out the National Guard and State Police?

  2. According to this telegram, what other reasons might there be for the Governor’s actions?

  3. What was the attitude of President Eisenhower to the Governor’s actions?

  4. What, according to this telegram, were the effects of events at Little Rock on the rest of the United States of America?

  5. This source comes from the British Embassy in Washington. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using it as evidence about events at Little Rock?