Join Us to Relive Civil Rights History

Join Us to Relive Civil Rights History

09.24.17
09.24.17

In 1957, nine brave black teenagers took on the segregated American system, enrolling in Little Rock’s all-white Central High School. The Little Rock Nine, as they became known, faced death threats in their attempt to enforce the newly passed Brown vs. Board of Education.

60 years later, racial equity struggles today echo their story.

Youth Radio is partnering with Central High School students to use today’s storytelling techniques to make history come alive on the anniversary of the Little Rock Nine’s fight.

Using #LR9Live, Youth Radio’s Twitter feed takes us back in time with a reenactment of the nine’s return to Central High, ultimately breaking down the walls of segregation.

Our feed today includes a rich trove of primary-sourced photos, quotes, videos and illustrations to remind us of how much — and how little — has changed.

Join the conversation now by following @youthradio and #LR9LIVE on Twitter. Retweet and like tweets from Youth Radio journalists and Central High students, and check back at the dedicated page HERE for even more on how young people make history.

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