New Sculpture at Central Commemorates 60 Years for Little Rock Nine

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- A tarp was pulled back Friday revealing a symbolic statue in Little Rock.


Two figures represent what's been done and what's left to do.


For Ernest Green, a member of the Little Rock Nine, it's a front-lawn canvas that paints a much different picture than what he saw 60 years ago.


"Something like the sculpture is what I consider, looking forward,” Green said.


"What I hope that students that are presently enrolled here see the Central High experience as a real opportunity,” he said.


The statue reveal marks one of many weekend anniversary events commemorating 60 years since the Little Rock Nine integrated Central High School.


"What we're always trying to do is to tell teenagers or young people that they can make a difference,” Green said.


Now, the added element to Central's campus makes a difference in more ways than one.


"I guess that's the beauty of an artist is to capture past, and present and future, and mission accomplished!" Little Rock School District Superintendent, Michael Poore said.


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