The Brown Sisters Speak

Phyllis Brown and Minnijean Brown Trickey
Phyllis Brown and Minnijean Brown Trickey

Wayne Newton/Isaiah Trickey

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News Release Date: March 9, 2015

Contact: Robin White, 501-374-1957

Little Rock, AR - Join Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site on Saturday March 14th from 1:30 –3:00 P.M. at the Ron Robinson Theatre for The Brown Sisters Speak: a very special conversation with Little Rock Nine member Minnijean Brown Trickey, and fellow social justice advocate and sister Phyllis Brown.

The Brown Sisters will sit down for a candid conversation about their personal experiences with segregation, and being catalysts for change. They will share their views on the reality of social control and their knowledge of spiritual violations during times of resistance, and offer insight on its far reaching effect on children, families and communities.

Mrs. Brown Trickey has pursued a career committed to peacemaking, environmental issues, developing youth leadership and social justice advocacy.She served in the Clinton Administration as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Workforce Diversity at the Department of the Interior.She has taught social work at Carleton University and community colleges in Canada.

Phyllis Brown was educated in Little Rock's segregated public schools, and continued her education at Southern Illinois University where she earned a B.S. degree in Mass Communication. She is a former member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and has lived a life of social activism.

Presented in partnership with our friends at Central Arkansas Library System and the Ron Robinson Theater.  

This event will be held at the Ron Robinson Theater located at 100 River Market Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72201. Admission is free.

For more information, please call (501) 374-1957 or email e-mail us.

Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site is located at 2120 Daisy L. Gatson Bates Drive, diagonally across the street from Central High School. The visitor center is open from 9:00 a.m. –4:30 p.m., Monday through Sunday.Admission is free. For more information call (501) 374-1957 or email e-mail us.

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Last updated: April 10, 2015

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Little Rock, AR 72202



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