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Murder of Emmett Till, 1955, Still Has Effect on 68-Year-Old Man; Member ‘Little Rock Nine’

Terrence Roberts, one of the “Little Rock Nine,” a group of black students who broke racial barriers during the tense desegregation of an Arkansas high school, shared this and other stories Friday night at the Plaza Resort and Spa. He spoke at the Volusia County-Daytona Beach Branch NAACP’s 37th annual Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet. […]

Earnest Green — First Black to Graduate From Little Rock’s Central High — Spurred by Emmett Till

Aware that he was living in a period of change in the United States, Earnest Green was ready to become part of it. He had heard about the bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, about the brutal murder of a young black named Emmett Till, and about black athlete Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in […]