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cover of LaNier*s book

The photo of Carlotta used on the cover of "A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School," by Carlotta LaNier. Courtesy Random House

UNC alumna and current Trustee Carlotta LaNier, a member of the "Little Rock Nine" who integrated Little Rock Central High School in 1957, this week released her book of memoirs, "A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School."

LaNier will be on campus Sept. 3 for a book signing and presentation at Michener Library (more info here). The following is an excerpt from LaNier's book (which also includes a foreword by President Bill Clinton, who presented LaNier with the Congressional Gold Medal, the nation's highest civilian award, in 1999):

Chapter 1: A Different World