Carlotta applys for high school. She receives a paper to apply for Central high school. Thinking about what is best for her education she decides to apply with 8 others.
Carlotta is about to start her first day of school. When she arrives there is a big crowd in the front of the school. They are trying to stop the kids from entering the school. This is the first time that carlotta has really experienced people being racist at her.
She is harassed at central. Kids would shout the n word at her and shoot spitballs at her. The teachers didn't help her at all, and sometimes they were mean to. The guards didn't help the harassment. Their job was to protect her from physical danger.
Carlotta's house is bombed. Her family isn't hurt and her belongings weren't damaged. This is the first time that Carlotta has seen what lengths racists will do to keep her away from central.
Carlotta graduates from central being one of the first black Americans to graduate from a previous all black high school. She went to college later at Michigan State.
Carlotta meets with Bill Clinton at Central with the other little rock nine and they talk about what they have has done to desegregate america and allow African Americans to receive the American dream.