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Seattle University’s 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration features Congressional Gold Medal winner and civil rights hero Carlotta Walls LaNier, who in 1957 joined eight classmates to desegregate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. The courage of the Little Rock Nine in the face of violence, hostility, and discrimination catalyzed the Civil Rights Movement and mobilized post-Brown v. Board of Educationdesegregation of public schools in the U.S.
After her graduation from Central High School in 1960, Mrs. LaNier attended Michigan State University for two years and then graduated in 1968 from Colorado State College, now the University of Northern Colorado, on whose board of trustees she sits. Mrs. LaNier serves as the president of the Little Rock Nine Foundation and is the author of A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice of Little Rock Central High School.
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Paid campus parking is available in the Broadway Parking Garage (Broadway and Marion) or Murphy Parking Garage (James and 11th).