- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 4, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Little Rock’s Central High School would be in line for restoration money under President Barack Obama’s budget.

The president’s budget would set aside $50 million for work at key civil rights sites as the nation prepares to mark the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. Other sites include the national historical trail from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, and the Martin Luther King Jr. site in Atlanta.

President Eisenhower sent federal troops to Central High in 1957 to enforce a court order to let nine black children attend the school.

The King Historical Site includes the birthplace, churches and grave of King.

The money is part of a $4 trillion budget that the president sent to Congress on Monday. The House and Senate still must approve.

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