Children of the Little Rock Nine speak at special forum

Children of the Little Rock Nine speak at special event

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- It's been 60 years since the tumultuous time that surrounded the integration of the state's largest high school.

Central High has been the center of attention all weekend as the Little Rock Nine's achievements are honored Monday. The sons and daughters of those nine African American students spoke Sunday at a special forum at the Robinson Theater.

They talked about growing up with history-making-parents and the influence that had on both their student and adult lives.

“My dad was on Good Morning America with Orville Faubus. And I think I was a freshman in high school. Watching that was probably the first time when I really got it and what happened,” said Rebecca Goodloe, daughter of Dr. Terrence Roberts.

“The children really have a unique opportunity to share those moments about who their parents are, what they learned about their parents struggles and sacrifices,” said Stephanie Jackson with the organizing committee.

After speaking, some of the members of the Little Rock nine turned the tables and asked questions of their kids.

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