Students Learn History Lesson on Little Rock Nine

LITTLER ROCK, Ark. --Crowds come out to learn more about education in Little Rock during the Education Symposium at the Clinton Presidential Center.

In a packed room inside the Clinton Presidential Center. People of all ages coming together -  six decades after nine Little Rock students sparked change in the natural state.

Including several students from Marvell Elaine School District - embarking on a history lesson they'll never forget. Elaine was home to one of the deadliest race riots back in 1919. "I'm just anxious to see what happens and learn more about it," says senior, Malik Morant. Author, and former presidential diarist for Bill Clinton Janis Kearney led the group of students traveling in for the first time. "It's not for us our age, but it's for the children, you just spoke to, it's for all of us."

Kearney says there's still much that needs to be done, but she's hoping this trip proves change is possible, starting with the youth - like her group from Marvell-Elaine. "Education is so much more important now than it was in 1957, and we honor them, we would not have been here in this building today, if it weren't for the Little Rock Nine."

Those students also had a change to visit the home of Daisy Bates and Central HS.


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