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Little Rock

May 30 Through Aug 05 | Wed |
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This docudrama with music chronicles the true story of nine brave students poised to integrate the formerly all-white Little Rock Central High School.

At the dawn of the civil rights movement, three years after Thurgood Marshall successfully litigated the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case, Little Rock, Arkansas became ground zero in the fight to integrate public schools across America. Through a series of events and with the aid of an emerging technology called television, living rooms across the world would witness a real life drama featuring a brave and stalwart group of black teenagers, who would become known as The Little Rock Nine, along with a supporting cast including a defiant Governor, a resolute President Eisenhower, and 11,000 federal and state troops. Integrating Little Rock Central High School would become an important and dramatic prerequisite step in implementing the new federal law. Successfully completing the school year would become its ultimate test.

N.B. Strong language

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Venue: Sheen Center for Thought & Culture

18 Bleeker St. Map