Carlotta Walls LaNier

Author and Member of the Little Rock Nine

Carlotta Walls LaNier is the youngest member of the Little Rock Nine, who integrated Little Rock Central High School in 1957. President Eisenhower had to issue an executive order sending in the 101st Airborne Division to escort, protect and guard the students.

Carlotta is the only female in the group who participated in graduation from Central High. She is the author of A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School, and is the recipient of many awards, including the Congressional Gold Medal.

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