NPR logo

Little Rock Marks Desegregation Anniversary

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/11912932/11912933" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Little Rock Marks Desegregation Anniversary

Little Rock Marks Desegregation Anniversary

Little Rock Marks Desegregation Anniversary

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/11912932/11912933" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

One of the "Little Rock Nine" students says after she signed up to go to Central High School, she skipped home unaware of what was to come.

She said her innocent belief that if the white students got to know her everything would work out were shattered the day the soldiers stopped her from entering the school. The former Little Rock, Ark., student talks to Alex Chadwick.

We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.