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Eighth Graders Visit with Terrence Roberts

Eighth Graders Visit with Terrence Roberts
On Monday April 28, Vassal Lane’s eighth graders walked to CRLS to hear and speak with Terrence Roberts. Terrence Roberts was one of the “Little Rock Nine”: nine students who helped integrate Arkansas’s Little Rock Central High School in 1957. The visit was arranged by the organization Facing History and Ourselves. Among his many affiliations, Dr. Roberts is a Board member of Facing History and Ourselves. Students were invited to stand up and ask Dr. Roberts questions (without, at his direction, using the words “like” and “um”). Many Vassal Lane students took the opportunity to engage in dialogue with Dr. Roberts, and he masterfully answered a wide variety of questions.

Photo courtesy of Kris Snibbe, Harvard Staff Photographer.