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Integrating central high a pivotal moment in the civil rights

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Social Studies Middle School

Integrating Central High: Little Rock Nine and the Civil Rights Movement

Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas was only one of many schools being desegregated in accordance with the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education that racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional. This public radio story describes the attempt by nine black students to integrate Central High School in 1957. But the protests against its desegregation made Central High the symbolic focus of white resistance to civil rights for black Americans.

US History II Civil RIghts Race Protest

Story Length: 3:29

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Global Media Institute, distributed by PRX

AIR DATE: 02/17/2011

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