Long Story Short – Minnijean Brown Trickey – Part Two

As a 16-year-old, Minnijean Brown faced segregation and white supremacy. So when she and eight other students enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957, they changed everything for African-Americans across the country.  The Little Rock Nine, as they became known, were escorted into the school by U.S. Army troops sent in by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.  And for months, they faced discrimination, taunting and even death threats on a daily basis.

Although one of the nine would graduate that year, with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in attendance, Minnijean would be expelled for facing up to her aggressors. 

For the past fifty years, Minnijean Brown Trickey has continued to crusade for civil rights.  And she shares stories with Leslie Wilcox in Part 2 of an engaging, two-part conversation.




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