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Published February 06, 2012, 10:27 PM

Story Of "Little Rock Nine" Comes To UND

A member of the famous "Little Rock Nine" brought his message on the value of education to more than 300 people Monday night.

A member of the famous "Little Rock Nine" brought his message on the value of education to more than 300 people Monday night.

Terrence Roberts was one of nine black teenagers that led desegregation of public schools in the late 1950's.

He presented "Lessons from Little Rock" Monday night at the University of North Dakota Memorial Union.

Roberts spoke about fighting back against forces of discrimination, and of his time inside Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957.

Roberts says people need to know the importance of taking charge of their own education to stop ignorance.

"Learning for the sake of learning, and then participating in society as a learned individual, making wise choices. That would be the message," Roberts said.

Roberts' visit to UND coincides with the university's celebration of Black History Month.

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