Back to the present. After Minnijean Brown-Trickey wrapped up her speech, which she gave as part of Peru State College’s Distinguished Speakers Series, she was approached by a stranger, Wanda Jones.
The Falls City Journal picks up the story:
Jones approached the podium, and said to a packed audience — “In the words of Martin Luther King, ‘The time is always right to do the right thing.’ I was one of the white students at Little Rock High School in 1957, and I stood by silently. I am here tonight to finally break that silence.” The auditorium was so quiet that you could’ve heard a snowflake fall.
For a full account of Minnijean’s speech that night, and the extraordinary events that followed, click here.
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