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Reflections of the Little Rock Nine 1957–2017

September 22, 2017

“Reflections of the Little Rock Nine 1957–2017” concludes the first anniversary celebration of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The Little Rock Nine was the name given to the nine students who bravely integrated Little Rock’s Central High School in the fall of 1957.

This program will honor the tremendous courage and sacrifice of those students and their families 60 years ago and acknowledge the great achievements in their careers. Jackie Trescott, formerly of the Washington Post, will moderate a discussion with surviving members of the group as they share the circumstances and decisions that that led them to enter the doors of Central High School on September 25, 1957 and the lasting impact of this experience. Interested media please RSVP.

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Shrita Hernandez (202) 633-5089; hernandezs@si.edu
Jermaine House (202) 633-9495; housej@si.edu

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The National Museum of African American History and Culture will be a place where all Americans can learn about the richness and diversity of the African American experience, what it means to their lives and how it helped us shape this nation. A place that transcends the boundaries of race and culture that divide us, and becomes a lens into a story that unites us all.