Lyndon Essays

Presidents, Truman, Eisenhower, Jfk and Johnson Civil Rights

Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961) was cautious in his support for civil rights oDid not believe legislation and court decisions could change people’s minds oFelt Brown v. Board of Education served mostly to inflame segregationists oPursued instead a policy of desegregating Federal facilities and the DC school system •Southern politicians mistook Eisenhower’s caution, taking it as support for segregations oIn 1957, Governor Orville Faubus of Arkansas used National Guard to prevent desegregation of Little Rock Central High by nine Black students…

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