The Presidency and Civil Rights - Truman and Eisenhower

Ernest Green of the Little Rock Nine and two historians, David Nichols and Carol Anderson, discuss President Truman's decision to desegregate the Armed Forces and President Eisenhower's handling of the crisis at Little Rock High School with moderator Callie Crossley.

This conference examined key moments in the civil rights movement during five American presidencies – from Roosevelt to Johnson. A final panel examined contemporary civil rights struggles in the years after the signing of the Civil Rights Act. Brought to you by special sponsorship from Bingham McCutchen LLP.