Third Thursday with Dr. Terrence Roberts
July 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm| Free
6 to 7 p.m. Zoom Webinar
Featuring Dr. Terrence Roberts
Terrence James Roberts was one of the Little Rock Nine, a group of African-American students who, in 1957, were the first black students ever to attend classes at Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. In 1999, he and the other people of the Little Rock Nine were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal by President Bill Clinton. On September 4, 1957, Roberts and eight other African American students (known as the Little Rock Nine) made an unsuccessful attempt to enter Little Rock Central High School. Despite the presence of the National Guard, an angry mob of about 400 surrounded the school.
Dr. Robert’s is a very dynamic speaker and his message will provide a timely perspective in relation to current events.