Dr. Terrence Roberts is one of the Little Rock Nine, the nine African-American students who volunteered to attend Little Rock Central High School in 1957 in the wake of Brown v. Board of Education. After Little Rock’s high schools were closed the following school year, Roberts completed his senior year at Los Angeles High School. He went on to CSULA, UCLA and Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, where in 1976 he earned his Ph.D. in Psychology. He was on the faculty of Antioch University and now runs a private psychology practice right here in Pasadena. He is, by all accounts, a remarkable man, quiet but impressive. He’s written a book — Lessons from Little Rock — which he will be talking about this Thursday at La Pintoresca Branch Library, with a reception to follow. The memoir offers Roberts’ perspective on our nation’s fitful march towards racial equality, sketches of the other members of the Nine, a portrait of his life before it took the stage of history, and more. He is said to both speak and write with precision, insight, humor and vision.
Dr. Terrence Roberts: Lessons from Little Rock
Thursday, February 4, 6 – 8 p.m.
La Pintoresca Library
1355 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena
Free to attend
More info at flintridge.org