A civil rights icon was in Indianapolis today to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior. Minnijean Brown Trickey is one of the “Little Rock Nine” – the African-American high school students who gained international attention in 1957 by braving angry mobs to desegregate a high school in Arkansas. A guest of the University of Indianapolis, Brown Trickey said she didn’t feel like a civil rights hero.
She also spoke about King’s legacy and its impact on our view of leadership.
Brown Trickey is a former Clinton administration official. She also frequently visited family in Indianapolis during her college years, when she attended Southern Illinois University.
This story was produced by Indiana Public Broadcasting.