Terrence J. Roberts, Member of Historic ‘Little Rock Nine,’ Headlines Stevenson University’s Multicultural Awareness Week, Feb. 19
Stevenson University welcomes “Little Rock Nine” member Terrence J. Roberts as a part of the University’s 2014 Multicultural Awareness Week.
Roberts, who was among the nine African-American students who desegregated Little Rock Central High School in 1957, will shed light on his personal experiences and offer a Q&A session on Wednesday, February 19 from 7-9 p.m. at Stevenson’s Rockland Banquet Hall, located on the University’s Owings Mills Campus, 100 Campus Circle, Owings Mills, MD 21117.
The talk is free and the community is invited to attend. The event will also be preceded by a reception, sponsored by Stevenson’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences, beginning at 5 p.m.
“The conquest of desegregating public schools in the 1950s was a daunting task for young African-American students. It was even more frightening for their families to insist on a change in public education policy,” said Cheryl Hinton, Stevenson’s Director of Multicultural Affairs. “We are honored to have Dr. Roberts share his story with Stevenson’s students, faculty, staff, and the greater community.”
Stevenson University, known for its distinctive career focus, is the third-largest independent undergraduate university in Maryland with more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and adult bachelor’s programs at locations in Stevenson and Owings Mills.