Guest Speaker Terrence Roberts, Member of the Little Rock Nine

January 19, 2016

Mt. San Jacinto College welcomes guest speaker Terrence Roberts, one of the Little Rock Nine, who will speak about his educational experiences, social change, and personal empowerment.

Tuesday, Jan. 26
12:30 – 1:50 pm
San Jacinto Campus Theatre
1499 N. State St., San Jacinto, 92583

The Little Rock Nine were a group of African American high-school students who challenged racial segregation in the public schools of Little Rock, Arkansas. The group, consisting of Melba Pattillo, Ernest Green, Elizabeth Eckford, Minnijean Brown, Terrence Roberts, Carlotta Walls, Jefferson Thomas, Gloria Ray, and Thelma Mothershed, became the center of the struggle to desegregate public schools in the United States, especially in the South. The events that followed their enrollment in Little Rock Central High School provoked intense national debate about racial segregation and civil rights.  In 1999, the Little Rock Nine were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal by President Bill Clinton.

Event Flyer: Guest Speaker Terrence Roberts

This event, sponsored by the Diversity Committee and Honors Enrichment Program, is free and open to the public.

For more information contact Maria Lopez at 951-487-3690, mlopez@msjc.edu or Christina Yamanaka at 951-487-3522, cyamanaka@msjc.edu