CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- Terrence Roberts, one of the "Little Rock Nine," will speak at Penn State Lehigh Valley at 1 p.m. Feb. 27, in Room 135. Roberts will present "Lessons from Little Rock," which explores salient lessons from Little Rock, 1957. The event, which is part of the campus' celebration of Black History Month, is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by Student Affairs, the Student Government Association and the Diversity Committee.
A 15-year-old 11th grader when he joined eight other students and became one of the first nine black students to go to a formerly segregated public high school in Little Rock, Ark., Roberts is now co-chairperson of the master's in psychology program at Antioch University. A graduate of California State University at Los Angeles for his bachelor of arts, and UCLA for his master of social work, Roberts obtained his doctorate in psychology from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill.
A much sought after speaker, Roberts also heads a management consultant group dedicated to improving human relations in the workplace. Since 1998, he has been the official desegregation consultant for the Little Rock School District and provides similar services to school districts around the nation.