Book-signing and talk about the Little Rock Nine with the author A Mighty Long Way: A Conversation for the Common Good.
When: Sunday, April 11, 2010, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where: La Casa de Maria, 800 El Bosque Rd., Montecito, CA
Cost: Not available
Age limit: 10+
THE LITTLE ROCK NINE
The Inspiring True Story of Carlotta LaNier
One of the most famous and historical cases of desegregation is the story of the Little Rock Nine. It was 1957, the first day of school in Little Rock Arkansas, when nine young African American students were blocked from entering the all-white high school. The courage of these young people was a pivotal catalyst for the enormous change that followed, as they bravely faced opposing forces in order to integrate the school and claim their right to an education.
What ensued is considered to be one of the most important events in the African American Civil Rights Movement. This iconic image of the Little Rock Nine comes to mind as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement.
Join us in welcoming Carlotta LaNier, the youngest member and author of “A Mighty Long Way”, as she shares this extraordinary moment in our country’s history. Ms. LaNier and the Little Rock Nine have received numerous awards and recognition – including the nation’s highest civilian award, the Congressional Gold Medal. She is the president of the Little Rock Nine Foundation, a scholarship organization dedicated to ensuring equal access to education for African Americans.
Please preregister by calling 805-969-5031 or emailing RegisterB@lcdm.org.
Conversations for the Common Good are lectures and dialogues serving our community. We invite you to come hear inspiring voices on important issues and learn how we can positively impact those issues in our communities. The cost for these conversations is your donation.
Event posted March 28, 2010
Last updated March 28, 2010