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Unformatted text preview: When worlds eyes were on Little Rock By Andrew DeMillo Fifty years after federal troops escorted Terrence Roberts and eight fellow black students into an all-white high school, he says the struggles over race and segregation still are unresolved. This country has demonstrated over time that it is not prepared to operate as an integrated society, said Roberts, who is a faculty member in Antioch Universitys psychology program. He and the other students known as the Little Rock Nine will help the city observe Central High Schools 50 th anniversary this week with a series of events culminating with a ceremony featuring former President Bill Clinton. For three weeks in September 1957, Little Rock was the focus of a showdown over integration as Gov. Orval Faubus blocked nine black students from enrolling at a high school with about 2,000 white students. Although the U.S. Supreme Court had declared segregated classrooms unconstitutional in 1954 and the Little Rock School Board had voted to integrate...
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