Lead: Opposition to the desegregation of Central High School was the beginning of a decade of resistance in the South.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: In 1954 the Supreme Court of the United States decided in Brown vs. The Topeka Board of Education that separate but equal schools were unconstitutional. In the wake of the subsequent decree that instructed parties to pursue desegregation with "all deliberate speed," the Little Rock, Arkansas School Board a fairly progressive body at that time began planning to desegregate the schools.