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By Steve Hansen
Staff writer 

Civil rights era comes to life for students


Last updated 2/15/2022 at 4:01pm

Courtesy photo

Spirit Tawfig and her mother Minniejean Brown, one of nine Black students who in 1957 integrated a previously all-white school in Little Rock, Ark., talk to students at Mesa Elementary School.

It's not often students get to talk to people who actually made history. But Courtney Pantone's fourth-graders got to talk to a participant in one of the first triumphs for minority rights of the Civil Rights Era.

Minniejean Brown was one of nine...

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