SOURCE: The Atlantic
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has explained his presence in an anti-integration mob as an innocent coincidence. As the most powerful owner in the NFL, he likewise leads an organization that exhibits racial inequality without anyone feeling responsible for it.
SOURCE: Washington Post
"We know, at least in the abstract, what happened in the days and years after this photo of Jones was taken. He was there and he is here."
SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
by Anna Duensing
Edwin Walker oversaw the National Guard's enforcement of integration in Little Rock out of duty. He held a personal repugnance of integration and soon traded his military career for the far right. Today's Oath Keepers are his political descendants.
SOURCE: New York Times
by Mary L. Dudziak
Concern that Orval Faubus's defiant stand for school segregation in Arkansas would sully America's reputation abroad pushed Dwight Eisenower to deploy the National Guard in the interest of both racial justice and American leadership. Calls to deploy the military today must consider this context.
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