The end of ‘separate but equal’

Civil rights groundbreaker speaks to local students

HISTORY LESSON—Roberts is a member of the Little Rock Nine, the Arkansas students who broke the public school color barrier in 1957.
Terrence Roberts helped champion the American Civil Rights movement as a member of the Little Rock Nine, and the experience continues to shape his life.
Roberts was 15 and in pursuit of an education like all other American boys when he confronted the profound racism of the mid-20th century.
He was one of nine African American students who in 1957 volunteered ...

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