UMUC to Host Civil Rights Speaker for National African American Heritage Month
Join us for a firsthand account of one of the landmark events of the Civil Rights Movement and hear from guest speaker Terrence Roberts, PhD, who was 15 years old when he entered Central High School as one of the first nine black students.
Lessons from Little Rock
Friday, February 22, 2013
Academic Center at Largo
Although the Supreme Court’s 1954 decision against segregation was unanimous, the country remained polarized. Nowhere was that more evident than in Little Rock, Arkansas, where the first nine black students who enrolled in Central High School in September 1957 found their entrance blocked by the governor and National Guardsmen. By the end of the month, the students were finally admitted—under the protection of the U.S. Army.
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