Little Rock Central High School Integration

Carlotta Walls was fourteen years old and Terrence Roberts fifteen years old when they entered Little Rock Central High School on September… read more

Carlotta Walls was fourteen years old and Terrence Roberts fifteen years old when they entered Little Rock Central High School on September 23, 1957. The two members of the “Little Rock Nine” recalled their participation in the integration of the Arkansas high school and the years that followed. They were joined by Robert Paul Walker. They talked about their books and responded to questions from members of the audience.

Carlotta Walls LaNier was the youngest member of the “Little Rock Nine.” Ms. LaNier is the founder and owner of the real estate brokerage firm, LaNier and Company. She is the author, with Lisa Frazier Page, of the memoir A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School (One World/Ballantine; August 25, 2009).

Terrence Roberts owns and directs a management consulting firm in California. He is the author of Lessons from Little Rock (Butler Center for Arkansas Studies; October 1, 2009).

Robert Paul Walker is the author of Remember Little Rock: The Time, the People, the Stories (National Geographic Children’s Books; January 13, 2009).

This event was held in the visitor center of the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site at 5:00 p.m. CT on the 52nd anniversary of the event. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Little Rock Central High School Integration

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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
First Aired:
Sep 27, 2009
Last Aired:
Nov 27, 2009

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  • Sep 27, 2009 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 28, 2009 | 5:57am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 21, 2009 | 8:48am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 22, 2009 | 4:45am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 26, 2009 | 7:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 27, 2009 | 7:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
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