50-Year Anniversary of Little Rock Nine

September 20, 2007

It was a seminal event and it’s a reminder that, in many cities, even though we’ve had legal desegregation, we haven’t seen integration in our schools and in some respects the demographics have overwhelmed the public will to try to promote integration.

Which has led to a conversation about how do we strengthen the schools as we know them, because a lot of the school systems are demographically land-locked. So, the anniversary of Little Rock Nine is a reminder of the work still to be done in our society to promote opportunity and inclusion.