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Recalling Little Rock's Segregation Battle

Fifty years ago in Little Rock, Ark., nine black children were thwarted in their attempt to attend the all-white Central High School. Members of the Arkansas National Guard, along with an angry mob, refused to let them into the school.

One school year in Arkansas became a fundamental American event. A series of stories from Day to Day will examine how this civil rights clash unfurled, and the cultural setting in which it took place.

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Alex Chadwick
For more than 30 years, Alex Chadwick has been bringing the world to NPR listeners as an NPR News producer, program host and currently senior correspondent. He's reported from every continent except Antarctica.