Journey To Little Rock: The Untold Story Of Minnijean Brown
USA, 2001, 52 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: African-American, Documentary, Educational, Historic, Political, Social Issues
The Starz FilmCenter celebrates the incredible journey of the Little Rock Nine with two evenings of community and discussion featuring films and representatives of the Nine.
– Special Event Admission $5
Minnijean Brown Trickey is an ordinary woman on an extraordinary mission. At the age of 16, she was one of the Little Rock Nine, the nine black teenagers in Little Rock Arkansas who defied death threats, hostile white demonstrators, and the National Guard, to attend an all-white high school.
At the age of 22, she was active in the non-violence movement for civil rights and for peace. Her work eventually led her to live in Canada. At the age of 28, she and her husband moved to Northern Ontario, looking for a more meaningful life. There she learned to raise animals, farmed the land by hand, and gave birth at home to five of her six children. At the age of 47, she was supporting Native people’s fight for their rights, protesting to save the environment, and working towards equality for all. At the age of 58, she returned to the United States and received the Congressional Gold Medal.
Journey to Little Rock: The Untold Story of Minnijean Brown Trickey is an amazing journey of the heart, mind and spirit. Featuring the music of Sarah Vaughan and Bruce Cockburn, this documentary contains rarely seen archival footage, exclusive footage of the Little Rock Nine at the 1997 commemoration of the 40th anniversary, and powerful moments from The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Preceded by the Oscar-winning short by Charles Guggenheim NINE FROM LITTLE ROCK
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