Minnijean Brown Trickey

Civil Rights Pioneer



In 1957, Minnijean Brown was a 16-year-old high school student in Little Rock, Arkansas - a young African American growing up in the segregated South. She was one of nine students who enrolled in Little Rock Central High School, desegregating that school and all schools across America.

When the Little Rock Nine, as they would become known, entered the previously all-White school, they stepped over the threshold of the American Civil Rights Movement.

Fifty years later, Minnijean Brown Trickey continues to crusade for civil rights and she continues to educate people everywhere she meets.