I didn’t want to like the HBO documentary on the Little Rock Nine that’s been playing over and over, and had been avoiding it (and most of the rest of the 50th anniversary coverage) thinking that I’d seen the footage before, knew that things hadn’t changed that much, etc.
But the documentary (see segment above) spends most of its time following current students, and there’s power in seeing the nearly complete (though not particularly hostile) segregation and disparate academic experiences that are still there. Here’s a NYT review of the show. Check it out.
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