Personal Stories of Three Civil Rights Heroes:
Cesar Chavez, Minnijean Brown Trickey and Fred Korematsu
Join us for an evening of American civil rights history on February 28 featuring personal accounts from:
Anthony Chavez, Grandson of Cesar Chavez - Anthony will share his grandfather's story as a Latino farm worker to renowned civil rights advocate, national labor leader and founder of the United Farm Workers.
Minnijean Brown Trickey - Minnijean will share her story as one of nine African American students who collectively desegregated Little Rock Central High School in 1957.
Karen Korematsu, Daughter of Fred Korematsu - Karen will share her father's story as a Japanese American who resisted placement in the government's internment camps in 1942.
Although each individual story is unique, together they make up the story of civil rights in America and highlight the importance of taking a stance for what is right.
The speaker presentations will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will conclude with a panel discussion. Teachers are invited at 6:30 p.m. for a special workshop and free civil rights curriculum.