What were one of the long term effects? (Education)
Education changed. The Supreme Court said that segregation in schools was wrong. But whites did not accept/follow this law. In 1957, nine very intelligent black teenagers were allowed to attend Little Rock, which had always been an all white school. On the first day, Elizabeth Eckford, arrived at the school alone, a mob of angry whites threatened to kill her. During this, local police did nothing to help her, but she was 'rescued' by a white woman and put on a bus. Three days later the President sent paratroops to Little Rock to escort the black students to school every day. After a year the state governor closed this school down, some other state governors did the same to stop desegregation.