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Story Of “Little Rock Nine” Comes To UND

February 6, 2012 in WDAZ

A member of the famous “Little Rock Nine” brought his message on the value of education to more than 300 people Monday night. Continue Reading

Fighting the system at 15

February 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A member of the Little Rock Nine speaks at UND about desegregation fightIn September 1957, when he was a junior but only 15, Terrence Roberts walked to school bravely through a gauntlet of angry white people in Little Rock, Ark., only to be turned away by a phalanx of National Guard soldiers blocking the sidewalks. “Life was hellish for that year,” he told a crowd of more than 500 in UND’s Memorial Union Monday night, in an event celebrating Black History Month. Continue Reading

HIGHER NOTES: ‘Little Rock Nine’ speech at UND … ‘Speech-crime lecture at UND … UN honored … more

February 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Terrance Roberts, one of the famous “Little Rock Nine,” a group of black students who led desegregation of public schools in the late 1950s, will present “Lessons from Little Rock” at 7 p.m. today at UND’s Memorial Union. Continue Reading

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Davies possible subject of film

January 16, 2011 in INFORUM

Documentary looks at desegregation

Fargo’s Video Arts Studios hopes to tie the dedication of Davies High School this summer into a documentary celebrating one of the watershed events in ending segregation in the South. Continue Reading