Lessons from Little Rock

Lessons from Little Rock (Hardcover)


~ Terrence Roberts (Author)



"A remarkable and powerful story of personal strength." - Paul Robert Walker, author of Remember Little Rock"

*                   Hardcover: 200 pages

*                   Publisher: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies; 1 edition (October 1, 2009)

*                   Language: English

*                   ISBN-10: 1935106112



A candid personal account of a civil rights milestone in the history of the U.S., October 11, 2009


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This review is from: Lessons from Little Rock (Hardcover)

Dr. Terrence Roberts has written poignantly about the events of 1957 at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas where he was one of nine black students to volunteer as participants in the integration of the all white high school. The book also describes the black culture in Little Rock which helped to support and sustain him throughout his ordeal. Family, neighborhood and church helped to counteract the vicious threats and attacks which he endured throughout that school year. Lessons are drawn about the nature of racism and the need for education and personal transformation in U.S. society. Highly recommended.


Review: University of Arkansas Press:

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.

 October 2009
$24.95 cloth
978-1-935106-11-1 | 1-935106-11-2
200 pages, 6 x 9, index
30 b/w photos, many never before published