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Dress in Smithsonian was worn by one of the Little Rock Nine


As TODAY’s series “Mr. Smith Goes to the Smithsonian” continues, NBC’s Harry Smith reveals the story behind a dress in the National Museum of African American History and Culture and speaks with Carlotta Walls LaNier, who wore it in 1957 when she was one of the first Black students to attend Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas. While recounting her story, she discusses the stark reality of the hatred she faced.