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January 14, 1998

This week's subject: The civil rights movement

Imagine that soldiers are standing guard to keep you from going to school. Then imagine that soldiers are called in to help you enter your school. That's just what happened 40 years ago when nine black students wanted to attend Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas. Ot was a crucial moment in the American civil rights movement, led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. And it was one of the events that help bring greater equality for African Americans. To learn more about the movement, use the direct links on The Times Launch Point Web site at:http://www.latimes.com/launch

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