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When world_s eyes were on Little Rock

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When world’s 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 University’s psychology  program. He and the other students known as the Little Rock Nine will help the city observe  Central High School’s 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 
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