Member of Little Rock Nine to speak at UCO
Civil Rights figure Carlotta Walls LaNier will speak this month at the University of Central Oklahoma in recognition of the 60th anniversary of the historic desegregation of the Little Rock, Arkansas, public schools. In 1957, LaNier was one of nine black students, later referred to as the Little Rock Nine, to enter Central High School in Little Rock.
The UCO Student Association, Leadership Central and Office of Diversity and Inclusion will host LaNier at 6 p.m. Oct. 26 in Constitution Hall in the Nigh University Center. LaNier will sign copies of her book, “A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School.” The book details LaNier’s perspective of President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s federal intervention in the case of the Little Rock Nine.
The event is free to the public, but UCO students, faculty and staff will be given seating priority.
Students, faculty and staff can reserve a ticket online at http://bit.ly/2goAjZ2. The UCOSA office will also have tickets available for students in NUC Room 148. For more information, contact the UCOSA at 405-974-2249 or firstname.lastname@example.org.