WORDS OF WISDOM
MINNIJEAN BROWN TRICKEY
WED, MARCH 26 from 6:30-8PM
Scarritt-Bennett Center (Fondren Bldg.)
1008 19th Ave. S., Nashville 37212
Come join us for a night with Minnijean Brown Trickey of the Little Rock Nine. Our honored guest will expound upon her experience of being one of the first African American children to be integrated into an all white school. She will also open up about her life-long work for social justice after Little Rock Central High. Q & A will follow.
Free & Open to the public (donations appreciated)
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About Minnijean Brown Trickey
Minnijean Brown Trickey is one of the nine African American students who collectively resisted opposition to desegregate Little Rock Central High School by entering the school in 1957 with protection from federal troops. She is the subject of the documentary, Journey to Little Rock: the Untold Story of Minnijean Brown Trickey.
Brown Trickey has received numerous awards for her community work for social justice, including Lifetime Achievement Tribute by the Canadian Race Relations Foundation and the International Wolf Award for contributions to racial harmony. With the Little Rock Nine, she received the NAACP Spingarn Medal and the Congressional Gold Medal. She served in the Clinton Administration as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Workforce Diversity at the Department of Interior.
For the past ten years, Brown Trickey has been a nonviolence and antiracism facilitator for Sojourn to the Past, a ten-day interactive history experience for high school students. She is a teacher, writer, motivational speaker and a member of the Little Rock Nine Foundation that awards nine scholarships bi-annually. She remains committed to peacemaking, diversity education and training, cross-cultural communication, developing youth leadership and gender and social justice advocacy.
Special thanks to Universitity School of Nashville for their support with this event.