60 years ago today, the citizens of Little Rock, Arkansas voted to close its public high schools rather than desegregate them. #TheMarchContinues
That was after nine students withstood white mobs and armed soldiers who for days prevented them from attending Little Rock Central High.
Ernest Green was one of the Little Rock Nine. He became the first black student to graduate from Little Rock Central High School on May 27, 1958. Sixty years later, his daughter MacKenzie Green graduated from Columbia University.
"That's what we were fighting to change," Ernest Green said in an interview. "It's rewarding to see that they don't have to go through the same hassle I had at their age. That's the outcome we wanted to see occur." splcenter.org/news/2018/05/2…
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