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Minnijean Brown Trickey, Part 2

Originally recorded in 2008, this program commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Little Rock Nine. In 1957, nine African American students walked through the doors of the all-white Little Rock Central High in Arkansas and stood against an angry mob in a defining moment for the nation’s civil rights movement. Minnijean Brown Trickey was one [...]

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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 [...]

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Long Story Short – Minnijean Brown Trickey – Part One

In 1957, Minnijean Brown was a 16-year-old high school student in Little Rock, Arkansas – a young African-American growing up in the segregated South.  She was one of nine students who enrolled in Little Rock Central High School, desegregating that school and all schools across America.
 

 
When the Little Rock Nine, as they would become known, [...]

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