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Civil rights activist will visit West

Dr. Terrence Roberts, part of the Little Rock Nine, will be speaking on April 6th in the auditorium.

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The Little Rock Nine on the steps of Central High School, in Little Rock Arkansas.

The Little Rock Nine on the steps of Central High School, in Little Rock Arkansas.

Used with permission from Terrance Roberts and Mitch Gross.

Used with permission from Terrance Roberts and Mitch Gross.

The Little Rock Nine on the steps of Central High School, in Little Rock Arkansas.

Natalie Dunlap, Reporter

In 1957, nine black teenagers registered at Central High School. The students had been recruited to integrate the all-white school by Arkansas’ NAACP president and journalist Daisy Bates. Known as the  Little Rock Nine, these teenagers became major figures in the Civil Rights Movement.

On April 6th, West students will have the chance to hear from Dr. Terrence Roberts, one of the Little Rock Nine. Roberts will be speaking during first period in the Arganbright Auditorium.

After Central was shut down, Roberts finished his high school education in California and went on to study sociology, social welfare and earn a Phd in psychology. He worked at Pacific Union College, St. Helena Hospital and became CEO of the Terrence Roberts Consulting firm. He is also the author of Lessons from Little Rock.

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Natalie Dunlap is a junior and the Online Feature Editor. This is her second year on staff. Outside of the newsroom Natalie enjoys trips to the Java House,...

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