Civil rights advocate speaks at Youngstown school during nonviolence week
Harding Elementary School welcomed a civil rights advocate on Tuesday as it celebrates nonviolence week.
Minnijean Brown Trickey was one of the Little Rock Nine students who enrolled in a previously racially segregated school in 1957.
In partnership with Sojourn to the Past, she's spending the week working with teens to share her experiences, promoting unity.
"It happened 64 years ago, but we seem to be in a very stressful point in our societies. So even though it is a story that happened long ago, it has resonance for today," Trickey said.
She added the best joy she gets out of sharing her message, is spending time with children.
She's been coming to Youngstown for the past 12 years.