Who were the Little Rock Nine?
Minnijean Brown, Elizabeth Eckford, Ernest Green, Thelma Mothershed, Melba Pattillo, Gloria Ray, Terrence Roberts, Jefferson Thomas and Carlotta Walls. These nine black students faced angry mobs and the National Guard in an attempt to go to the then all-white highschool Central High.
Why was Minnijean expelled from Central High?
"I was expelled for being a young, beautiful and proud black woman, unlike the usual stereotype people expected!" MJ
Why did Minnijean move to Canada?
Roy Trickey (her husband) was inducted into the army to fight in the Vietnam war, the same war that he and Minnijean had been peacefully protesting for several years. After an extended effort to have Roy listed as a conscientious objector (which did not succeed) they decided to move to Canada.
What did Minnijean do in Canada?
She worked for a time in Toronto until she and her husband decided to move up to Northern Ontario to raise cattle and farm.
Where is Minnijean now?
Minnijean is currently living in Washington D.C. She returned to the United States in 1999.
What does Minnijean currently do?
Minnijean continues her civil rights activities and has recently been a guest on a tour for young people that travels through the southern United States and visits significant locations in the civil rights movement.
Where can I get a copy of the documentary?
Please contact the production company, North East Productions.