by Max Brantley
Now, for as good as Jeopardy’s writers and researchers are, this is a horribly written question. When you hear the right answer, you’ll kick yourself for how knee-slappingly obvious it was. But while reading it, the whole thing seems like it took place in 1957, with the president at the time (Eisenhower) signing the law and then eventually putting his library there. But even if you knew Eisenhower, the greatest general the country has ever seen, was a good ol’ Kansas boy, remembering where he was from (Abilene) and why there’d be have been a major event there in 1957 was tough.
Why? Because it turns out the law wasn’t enacted until four decades later and referred to the famed desegregation of a Little Rock high school. Bill Clinton signed the law and, obviously has his presidential library there.