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Little Rock 'will feel different'

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Civil rights veteran Terrence Roberts travelled to Washington to witness the inauguration of President Obama.

The actions of nine students who were stopped from attending 'Little Rock Central High School' in the 1950s before President Eisenhower intervened, are seen as pivotal to the civil rights movement and have helped pave the way for the election of Barack Obama.

Collectively they have become known as 'The Little Rock Nine'.

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