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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DRL-1513282 and Grant No. DRL-1614239. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
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Little Rock 9

Youth Radio partnered with teens from the Little Rock Central High Memory Project to create a live tweet-style reenactment of the 60th anniversary of desegregation of the school. In September 1957, nine black teenagers took on the segregated American education system by enrolling in Little Rock’s all-white Central High School. Now, 60 years later, we revisit the pivotal role the Little Rock Nine played in the Civil Rights Movement, and how it resonates with the continuing struggle for racial equity today.

Using #LR9Live, Youth Radio’s Twitter feed will take us back in time to 1957, when the Little Rock Nine returned to Central High, ultimately breaking down the walls of segregation.

  • Teresa Chin
  • Nancy DeVille
  • Dominik Vaughan
  • Seth Marceau
  • Devin Glover