from Little Rock
One of the Little Rock Nine
tells how his life changed when he became a symbol of desegregation
“A remarkable and powerful story of personal strength.”
—Paul Robert Walker, author of Remember Little Rock
Sober news reports of a U.S. Army convoy rumbling across the
bridge into Little Rock cannot overpower this intimate, powerful,
personal account of the integration of Little Rock Central
High School. Showing what it felt like to be one of those
nine students who wanted only a good high school education,
Roberts’s rich narrative and candid voice take readers
through that rocky year, helping us realize that the historic
events of the Little Rock integration crisis happened to real
people—to children, parents, our fellow citizens.
Terrence Roberts graduated from California
State University and earned a PhD in psychology from Southern
Illinois University. He now resides in California, where he
owns and directs a management consulting firm. President Clinton
presented Roberts with the Congressional Gold Medal in 1999.
Roberts is a frequent public speaker and has been featured
on Good Morning America, The Today Show,
The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Rachel Maddow Show,
and NPR’s Tavis Smiley Show.
978-1-935106-11-1 | 1-935106-11-2
200 pages, 6 x 9, index
30 b/w photos, many never before published
Distributed for the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies.