Grant to help digitize Little Rock segregation documents

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received a nearly $107,000 grant to help digitize documents related to segregation and integration of Arkansas schools.

UALR's Center for Arkansas History and Culture Will work with the Central Arkansas Library System's Butler Center for Arkansas Studies and the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site on the project.

The documents include an FBI report on the National Guard turning away nine black students from Central High School in 1957; papers from federal Judge Harry Lemley, whose ruling temporarily stopped the integration of Central High; and papers of Bishop Robert Brown, who spoke against Gov. Orval Faubus' handling of the integration. Also included are materials from Central High teacher Elizabeth Huckaby; Dunbar High School, the Office of Desegregation Monitoring and the school.

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