First Presbyterian Church Redlands
Ph.D., Dr. Terrance J. Roberts is one of the original Little Rock Nine, who desegregated Central High School in Little
Rock, Arkansas in 1957. As a fifteen
year old eleventh grader, he joined eight other friends. Terry and the eight
students became one of the first nine students to go to a formerly segregated
public high school in the Little Rock community.
Roberts will be the guest speaker at the First Presbyterian Church in Redlands,
Sunday June 14th at 9:30 A.M.
Member and Friend, Jan Pflaum shares:
I believe it
is so important that Dr. Terrance Roberts story be heard. Why? Because of his fascinating
story, about how he plus eight other teenagers did the un-thinkable in
desegregating an all white school in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Especially directed to All Teenagers, Terry’s message of how they knew that entering
the school would be so dangerous; but they felt compelled to pull themselves up
by their bootstraps and did it, anyway.
wanted an education, and I feel they wanted to make a statement regarding the
fact that they were no different, only their color, they knew they had a definite
We live in a time where the world can seem full of turmoil. Young people can get confused about their
future and the direction they may be going with their lives.
Reminding kids to have a dream and not allow others to sway us or get us off
course of those dreams. Have a mind-set and don’t be distracted. Dr. Roberts challenges others to know as he
knew, the price and that he was willing to stand up and pay the price for his
The only person who can fail, is YOU! The
only person who can be a winner is YOU!
Be a winner! Follow your dreams! Stand
up for that which is good, right and honorable! Be that winner that God intended you to be!
Jan invites guests to take the
opportunity to attend and hear Dr. Roberts message; as well as welcomes
everyone to a reception following the program. First Presbyterian Church located at 100
Cajon Street in Redlands. For more information, call the church 909 793-2839.