Marking Black History Month
Minnijean Brown Trickey was the keynote speaker at the BC Chapter of the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers event on February 23, 2012 for Black History Month.
Brown Trickey was one of the “Little Rock Nine,” a group of 14 to 16-year-old African Americans who came face-to-face with an angry mob when they arrived at Little Rock Central High School in 1957, following the decision in the US Supreme Court that paved the way for the integration of American schools. It was a decision that was met, by many, with resistance and hostility, including the Arkansas governor who called in the National Guard to surround the school and declared that “blood will run in the streets.”
President Bruce LeRose, QC attended the event and is pictured here with (L-R): Natasha Allen (Treasurer, CABL BC), Appointed Bencher Satwinder Bains, Karen Ameyaw (President, CABL BC), Minnijean Brown Trickey and Susanna Tam (Law Society Staff Lawyer, Policy & Legal Services).