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Père Marquette Discovery Award Conferral

The Little Rock Nine speaking at Marquette University

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ABOUT THE SPEAKER

The Little Rock Nine became an integral part of the fight for equal opportunity in American education when they dared to challenge segregation in public schools by enrolling at all-white Central High School in 1957.

ABOUT THE TALK

Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy at Marquette, discussed that historic 1957 day with six of the nine.

ABOUT THE SERIES

The Père Marquette Discovery Award is the university’s highest honor. In the spirit of the discoveries of Père Jacques Marquette, the award honors those who achieve an extraordinary breakthrough that adds to human knowledge or the advancement of humanity.

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