Minnijean Brown Trickey @UWW 3/9

Minnijean Brown Trickey will present “Return to Little Rock: Minnijean Brown Trickey of the Little Rock Nine” on Mon., Mar. 9th, at 7 pm in the Young Auditorium (part of the College of Letters and Sciences’ Contemporary Issues Lecture Series).

On September 25th 1957, under the gaze of 1,200 armed soldiers and a worldwide audience, Minnijean Brown Trickey (one of the “Little Rock Nine”) faced down an angry mob and helped to desegregate Central High in Little Rock, Arkansas. During the Clinton Administration she served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Department of the Interior responsible for diversity. She has spent her life fighting for the rights of minority groups and the dispossessed. For her work, she has received the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal, the Wolf Award, the NAACP’s Spingarn Medal, and many other citations and awards.

Turn Away Thy Son coverYou can read more about her in the Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture. Read more about the Little Rock Nine in Turn away thy son: Little Rock, the crisis that shocked the nation (3rd-floor Main Collection, LC214.23.L56 J33 2007).

About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.
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