Mid-South News
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Fri September 28, 2012

StoryCorps: Going To School With The Little Rock Nine

Robin Woods Loucks (right) poses with Spirit Trickey after taping an interview for StoryCorps in April 2012.
KUAR StoryCorps

In 1957, Robin Woods Loucks sat next to Terrence Roberts during an algebra class at Little Rock Central High School. She noticed he didn’t have a book, so she shared hers.

“I knew I’d stepped over the line and he knew I’d stepped over the line and I think I remember saying, ‘It’s okay, it’s okay,’” Loucks said.

Loucks was white and Roberts was black. He was one of the Little Rock Nine—nine African-American students who integrated Central High School under protection from the U.S. Army.

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