In 1957, the Arkansas National Guard forcibly stopped 14-year-old Carlotta Walls and eight other African-American students from attending classes at Little Rock Central High School. The children—known today as the Little Rock Nine—were among the first to integrate a Southern school after the 1954 Brown versus Board of Education decision. Walls LaNier, now a Colorado resident, shares her memories and gives advice on how to improve education nationwide.
A half-century after being part of one of the most pivotal moments in the Civil Rights Movement, Carlotta Walls-LaNier recounts her place in history. Listen to her describe her experiences in this extended podcast.