Recalling Little Rock's Segregation Battle
Fifty years ago in Little Rock, Ark., nine black children were thwarted in their attempt to attend the all-white Central High School. Members of the Arkansas National Guard, along with an angry mob, refused to let them into the school.
One school year in Arkansas became a fundamental American event. A series of stories from Day to Day will examine how this civil rights clash unfurled, and the cultural setting in which it took place.
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