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Civil Rights Activists Speaks at WVU for Black History Month

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West Virginia University's Center for Black Culture and Research hosted a guest speaker Wednesday evening in honor of Black History Month.
 
Dr. Terrence Roberts was one of nine students from Little Rock, Arkansas to integrate Central High School in the fall of 1957. Dr. Roberts said integrating Central High was frightening and that he thought his first day could very well be his last day.
 
"The entire year was hellish. We had people to, well their philosophy was this: either you leave voluntarily, or we'll kick you out and use anything we can possibly think of to make that an easy decision for you to make," said Roberts.
 
Dr. Roberts also said people need to take time to read the history of America and find out what happened to have an understanding of what's going on today.