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65 years ago, El Paso schools integrated. It wasn’t always smooth for Black students

By Pat Thompson In 1957, Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus activated his National Guard to block nine black students from entering Little Rock High School. President Eisenhower responded by ordering the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division to Little Rock, then federalized the 10,000 Arkansas National Guardsmen. The 101st took positions at the school entrance the next […]