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Little Rock Nine advice: Speak up

Members reflect on 60 years of progress, say keep it going

By Cynthia Howell , Aziza Musa

This article was published September 24, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

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Carlotta Walls LaNier of Denver, appearing Saturday at the Clinton Presidential Center with fellow Little Rock Nine member Melba Pattillo Beals (right), said that while she has seen progress, people must remain vigilant because “there are people who are trying to reverse all of the progress we have made.”

Tiffany Swiney holds her sister, Khalea, 3, as Little Rock Nine members Elizabeth Eckford and Thelma Mothershed Wair speak Saturday in the Old Supreme...

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wiley Branton Jr. fights tears Saturday while recalling the 1954 Supreme Court decision that declared segregated schools ...

Toney Orr speaks out about the Little Rock School District during the 60 Years: Still fighting rally Saturday at the state Capitol.

A lot of reminiscing, a little bit of law and a few tears, plus some words of concern and calls for activism, were elements of Saturday's events to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the desegregation of Little Rock's Central High School.

Tiffany Swiney holds her sister, Khalea, 3, as Little Rock Nine members Elizabeth Eckford and Thelma Mothershed Wair speak Saturday in the Old Supreme...

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wiley Branton Jr. fights tears Saturday while recalling the 1954 Supreme Court decision that declared segregated schools ...

Toney Orr speaks out about the Little Rock School District during the 60 Years: Still fighting rally Saturday at the state Capitol.

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skeptic1 says... September 24, 2017 at 8:27 a.m.

When these brave young people broke the race barrier to attend Central High School they walked through beautiful neighborhoods of Arts and Crafts era homes and kids played in the streets and no one worried about being shot just for being outside. Now sixty years later this National Historic landmark and school of excellence is surrounded by boarded up crack houses and the few Arts and Crafts houses left have bars on their windows and the owners are afraid to even sit on the porch. Shame on Little Rock, shame, there is no excuse for the murder and violent crime rate in our city and how sad that people driving through Little Rock wanting to visit Central Hugh School have to see how far it has fallen.

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Popsmith says... September 24, 2017 at 3:09 p.m.

Someone is making big money off of racial hatred.

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PopulistMom says... September 24, 2017 at 3:41 p.m.

Well, Popsmith, Trump got elected President of the United States off racial hatred.

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