Lessons from Little Rock (Google eBook)

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Butler Center Books, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 187 pages
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In his compelling memoir detailing the Little Rock Desegregation Crisis of 1957, "Little Rock Nine" member Terrence Roberts opens the door to the life he and his family lived in the segregated South in the 1950s-a place where some birth announcements in the daily paper addressed new parents as Mr. and Mrs., while others did not; a place where some patrons were welcomed to sit at restaurant tables, were welcomed to sit at restaurant tables, while others had to take their food to go; a place where some could walk to school or work without fear, while others could not; a place where some teens were prepped for lives of prosperity and respect, while others were not. Roberts gives an eye-witness account of what readers will recognize as history, yet to the young man living through these tumultuous events was just life in a country on the cusp of momentous change. Book jacket.
  

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User Review  - Mel Raschke - Goodreads

I read this for HB Reads One Book. Terrence Roberts was of the nine high school students that were selected to go to an all white high school. I learned so much reading this book. It is my new favorite non-fiction book. He says a lot about how and why we treat people. Read full review

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User Review  - Tishon - Goodreads

This is a story that needed to be told and, as a member of the Little Rock 9, Roberts is certainly qualified to tell it. The prose, however, leaves a bit to be desired. There were times where the book ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword
9
1 My Moment as a Fly
13
2 First Grade Executives
21
3 A Minister Who Learned th
36
4 Saved by the West Ninth S
42
5 Finding Dad Before He Dra
47
6 Stretch it Out
61
7 Three Dollars an Eel an
65
13 The Emotional Price of N
125
14 Lessons from the Barbers
130
15 Unexpected Move to Los A
136
16 Those Who Would ReWrite
142
17 Consulting for the Littl
146
18 Much to Learn
153
19 Not a Linear Journey
156
Afterword
161

8 The AllWhite Electrician
78
9 The Little Rock Seventeen
83
Photographs
93
10 Daisy Bates and Thurgood
103
11 A System for Rating Insults
108
12 The Penknife and the Swi
117
The Little Rock Nine Foundation
166
Appendix
167
The Ongoing Battle for Equality
172
Nine Who Dared
176
About the Author
188
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About the author (2009)

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 NPRs Tavis Smiley Show.

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