Little Rock Nine News Conference

As part of a series commemorating 50 years of integration at Little Rock Central High School, Deborah Mathis moderated a news conference at the Clinton School of Public Service featuring the Little Rock Nine. Minnijean Brown Trickey, Elizabeth Eckford, Ernest Green, Thelma Mothershed Wair, Melba Patillo Beals, Carlotta Walls Lanier, Gloria Ray Karlmark, Terrence Roberts, and Jefferson Thomas spoke about their struggles and friendships, the mentorship of Daisy Bates and Martin Luther King, Jr., and the support of the 101st Airborne Division. They also discussed the status of the civil rights movement, considering Hurricane Katrina and Barack Obama's presidential run.

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