This episode we have a unique situation for our podcast. While we’ve always been blessed with amazing guests, people who are experts in their field - we’re rarely given the opportunity to speak to people directly involved in the events themselves. Hence, we couldn’t be more excited to share with you that for this episode we’re joined by Terrence Roberts of the Little Rock Nine.
Back in 1957 Terrence, alongside eight other teenagers, would be the first Black students to integrate into a previously white high school in the American South. Caught in the middle of a political battlefield, Terrence and his schoolmates had the eyes of the entire world on them. They faced abuse from their classmates, teachers, and untold numbers of locals who showed up outside the school every morning to protest.
But who were the Little Rock Nine? and What was it like to be there?