[L-R: Ernest Green, Carlotta Walls LaNier, and Terrence Roberts.]

[L-R: Ernest Green, Carlotta Walls LaNier, and Terrence Roberts.]

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[L-R: Ernest Green, Carlotta Walls LaNier, and Terrence Roberts.] [LBJ Library photo by Lauren Gerson, DIG13684-115.] [Terrence Roberts. LBJ Library photo by Lauren Gerson, DIG13684-207.] [Ernest Green. LBJ Library photo by Lauren Gerson, DIG13684-106.] [Ernest Green, Carlotta Walls LaNier, and Terrence Roberts. LBJ Library photo by Lauren Gerson, DIG13683-007.] [Amaree Austin. LBJ Library photo by Lauren Gerson, DIG13684-066.] [Carlotta Walls LaNier. LBJ Library photo by Lauren Gerson, DIG13684-134.]

Reflections on Race from the “Little Rock Nine”

Nov 13, 2014


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Fifty-seven years ago, in 1957, nine African American students integrated Central High School in Little Rock following the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education declaring segregation illegal. Their courage in the face of bigotry and injustice resounded across the nation and the world.

On Thursday, November 13, three members of the “Little Rock Nine” - Ernest Green, Carlotta Walls LaNier, and Terrence Roberts - shared their reflections on race, then and now, with LBJ Presidential Library Friends members. 

Amaree AustinThe introduction to the program was made by a current student at Little Rock Central High, Amaree Austin, who is the great-niece of one of the Little Rock Nine, Thelma Mothershed.

Interested in learning more? Annual members of the Friends of the LBJ Library at the Individual level ($80) and above receive invitations and admission to our renowned speaker series, An Evening With, among other benefits. Learn more about membership levels and benefits.

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