Lessons from Little Rock
Thusday, December 10, 2010 from 9:00am to 1:30pm
Monday, February 1, 2010 from 9:00am to 1:30pm
Teachers and their Middle and High School classes are invited to join us for Lessons from Little Rock. Take a step into one of the most historic and defining chapters of the Civil Rights Movement. The Supreme Court’s landmark decision, Brown vs. Board of Education, struck down segregation in our nation’s schools. Yet, three years later, our schools remained segregated. Nine courageous black students emerged and dared to challenge racial segregation in public schools by enrolling in the all white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. Under the protection of 1,000 U.S. Army Paratroopers and against thousands of angry protesters they began their year at Central High. They would become known as the Little Rock Nine.
- Hear Dr. Terrence Roberts, one of the Little Rock Nine, talk about his decision to become one of the Nine, what he endured at Central and his powerful message for young people today. Dr. Roberts is the author of the new book Lessons from Little Rock.
- Experience the Museum of Tolerance exhibits highlighting our nation’s struggle for Civil Rights.
- Participate in a workshop designed to help students make connections between the Civil Rights Movement and their own experiences.
No charge. Advance registration is required. Space is limited. To register your class, call 310.772.2527..
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