'The Line was more than a street. West Ninth Street, known to locals as The Line, was a boundary that separated Little Rock's (Arkansas) black and white societies.
'West Ninth Street wasn't about out bricks, boards, and mortar; it was about a people who sought a better world for themselves. The Line was the stage upon which we can now see the greatest drama of the twentieth century - the greatest finale - the emancipation of a People. A look a societal events, area histories, and personal perspectives reveals a myriad of factors that contributed to West Ninth Street's glorious heyday and it's final years of withering away.'