February 28, 2012

Assemblymember Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) honored Minnijean Brown Trickey during a recent floor session as part of the Assembly's observance of Black History Month. Following the Supreme Court ruling Brown v. Board of Education that ended legal segregation in public schools in 1954, Minnijean Brown Trickey was one of the Little Rock Nine -- the group of nine courageous students who faced opposition to integrate from the Arkansas governor, as well as mob and lynch threats, to become the first students of color at Little Rock Central High School. Ms.