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AP Was There: Lawyers argue over separate but equal doctrine

WASHINGTON (AP) — EDITOR’S NOTE: Sixty years ago, nine black students enrolled at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, putting to test a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 1954 that declared segregation in public schools unconstitutional. The court ordered all public schools to act swiftly, integrating with deliberate speed. But it was an unpopular decision that was met with great resistance. This epic court battle took place well before the nine teens made it through their first day of classes Sept. 25, 1957. … Read the referenced story here:…

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