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It should be noted that the North Little Rock schools were not FULLY integrated until 1969 or 1970, with the closure of Scipio Jones High School, and the opening of Lakewood Jr. High and NLR Northeast High School, both of which I attended (Northeast class of '74).
The old Jones books in the new libraries were still stamped Jones High School--and I remember being very aware that they were almost all pocket paperbacks, evidence that separate was not equal. I also remember that, at least according to rumor, it was student members of the sports and cheerleading teams who decided, and to some extent enforced, that there would be no racist acting out, but peace between the races at school. As I recall, blacks and whites didn't mingle much, socially, but there was little expression of overt hostility, name-calling, etc.

Charles DeWitt
Fayetteville, AR


I have often wondered about a classmate of mine. I was a white student at Clendenin Elementary, and he was in the first group of African-American students to attend school with us. His name was Cedric Haney. I would like to know what happened after I left the school.

Karen Haney Duncan


Frank Henderson went on to teach at the University of Missouri in the late 1960s, including courses such as Black Political Thought and the Honors section of Introduction to Political Science.
Thomas Burgess
New York, NY


When young African American students walk up stairs to higher education or just to get a drink of water, don't forget to look down. There is where you will find the foundation of those stairs you are on, which are partly called The North Little Rock Six. I always think of the courage and bravery it took for acts like these to take place. It's astounding!
Marque Richardson
Lakewood, CA