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Integration of Central High School
Integration of Central High School
In 1957 nine black students integrated the formerly all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. The students were dubbed the "Little Rock Nine."
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Integration of Central High School
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In 1957 nine black students enrolled at the formerly all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.
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