One of the Little Rock Nine speaks in Indy about Dr. King

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.

Trickey on Little Rock Nine

She also spoke about King’s legacy and its impact on our view of leadership.

Trickey on King

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.

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