Little Rock Nine advice: Speak up

Members reflect on 60 years of progress, say keep it going

Posted: September 24, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

Carlotta Walls LaNier of Denver, appearing Saturday at the Clinton Presidential Center with fellow Little Rock Nine member Melba Pattillo Beals (right), said that while she has seen progress, people must remain vigilant because “there are people who are trying to reverse all of the progress we have made.”

A lot of reminiscing, a little bit of law and a few tears, plus some words of concern and calls for activism, were elements of Saturday's events to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the desegregation of Little Rock's Central High School.

Tiffany Swiney holds her sister, Khalea, 3, as Little Rock Nine members Elizabeth Eckford and Thelma Mothershed Wair speak Saturday in the Old Supreme...

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wiley Branton Jr. fights tears Saturday while recalling the 1954 Supreme Court decision that declared segregated schools ...

Toney Orr speaks out about the Little Rock School District during the 60 Years: Still fighting rally Saturday at the state Capitol.

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