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source two
Extract on "Racial troubles at Little Rock", a telegram sent to the British Foreign Office from their embassy in Washington, 26 September 1957
(Catalogue ref: FO 371/126719)
FO 371/126719; telegram from the British Embassy, 1957


  1. What did the Federal District Court forbid Governor Faubus from doing?

  2. What happened when the black students tried to go to school?

  3. What actions did President Eisenhower take to enforce desegregation?

  4. What words would you use to describe the experience of the nine black students?

  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?