Event Honors Little Rock Nine, Civil Rights Icons

Dr. Terrence Roberts of the Little Rock Nine and Bliss Ann Malone Hunter of the Freedom Riders will be guest speakers at UALR’s 2nd annual Civil Rights Heritage Commemoration and Public Forum Saturday, July 14, at the William J. Clinton Presidential Center Park.

Hunter, one of the five Freedom Riders who came to Little Rock in 1961, will give the keynote address with remarks by honorees and attorney Christopher Mercer Jr. Minnijean Brown Trickey will speak on behalf of the Little Rock Nine.

In addition to Roberts and Trickey, Elizabeth Eckford, Carlotta Walls LaNier, and Thelma Mothershed Wair of the Nine are scheduled to attend. Learn more…

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