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Little Rock Nine

This is the 6:04 KASU newscast for Tuesday, September 26th.  

Here are the stories reported this morning:

The anniversary of the desegregation of Central High School in Little Rock has brought national attention to Little Rock and renewed interest in the nine students who made history this month 60 years ago, even as a number of Little Rock residents talk of re-segregation of the school district and the ongoing state control of the city's public schools. 

At a symposium on Saturday, the Little Rock Nine and their families told stories about segregation. Ernest Green’s sister Judy said their parents inspired them to stand up.

This is the 6:04 KASU newscast for Monday, September 25th.  

Here are the stories reported this morning:

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton is returning to his home state of Arkansas to speak at an event marking the 60th anniversary of Little Rock Central High School's desegregation.

Organizers announced Wednesday that the 42nd president will deliver the keynote address at the Sept. 25 ceremony. The event will take place in the Roosevelt Thompson Auditorium at the school.

As Arkansas governor, Clinton hosted the nine black students at the Governor's Mansion in 1987 where they all gathered in Little Rock for the first time since the 1957-1958 school year.

Brandon Tabor, KASU news

Students, lawmakers, and activists celebrate the nonviolence philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. while honoring the Hoxie school integration at the 16th Annual Nonviolence Youth Summit at Arkansas State University. 

The theme of Monday's summit was “Remember Hoxie.” 

DuShun Scarbrogh, Arkansas Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission CEO,  explains to the youth in attendance the reason for honoring Hoxie:

Ethel Tompkins served as the keynote speaker for the summit.  Tompkins was the first African American woman to graduate from Hoxie Public Schools.