As the keynote speaker in this year's Giles Symposium, Minnijean Brown Trickey, left, will present a public lecture at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. At 2 p.m. the same day, Trickey joins panelists (top row) Dr. George Henderson, James Nimmo and (bottom row) Dr. Richard Allen to discuss civil rights today. Moderator for the panel discussion is Kelly Brown, director of Nash Library.
Some people believe the American civil rights movement started with Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1960s, but courageous citizens were fighting indispensable battles for social justice years earlier. One of those fighters was Minnijean Brown Trickey, a member of the “Little Rock Nine.”
Trickey will deliver the keynote address at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 in Chickasha at the third annual Ray and Mary Giles Symposium on Citizenship and Public Service at the University of Science and Arts.
Katie Davis, USAO assistant professor of drama, leads a brainstorming session about service learning to drama students. From left: Chris Bennett, Jeff Gray, Jessica Gray, Bobby Barron, Katie Davis and Russell Cunningham.
For drama students at USAO, it was the “summer of service.” They reached into the community by teaching art to Boy Scouts, served as actors in a police training program, and provided muscle to the reopening of the Washita Theater in downtown Chickasha.