“Little Rock Nine” member visits campus

Civil rights leader and peace activist Minnijean Brown Trickey, one of the Little Rock Nine who defied threats to attend an all-white high school in 1957, waits to be introduced for a presentation on campus earlier this month. Brown Trickey was at YSU to screen a documentary on her life titled “Journey to Little Rock: The Untold Story of Minnijean Brown Trickey”. At the age of 16, Brown Trickey was one of the Little Rock Nine, the nine black teenagers in Arkansas who defied death threats, hostile white demonstrators and the National Guard, to attend an all-white high school.

Civil rights leader and peace activist Minnijean Brown Trickey, one of the Little Rock Nine who defied threats to attend an all-white high school in 1957, waits to be introduced for a presentation on campus earlier this month. Brown Trickey was at YSU to screen a documentary on her life titled “Journey to Little Rock: The Untold Story of Minnijean Brown Trickey”.  At the age of 16, Brown Trickey was one of the Little Rock Nine, the nine black teenagers in Arkansas who defied death threats, hostile white demonstrators and the National Guard, to attend an all-white high school.