Minnijean Brown Trickey is famously known for being one of the “Little Rock Nine.” She attended Little Rock Central High School from September 1957 through February 1958, when she was expelled for retaliating against her abusers. Her parents then sent her to live in New York with Drs. Kenneth B. and Mamie Clark, the African-American psychologists whose research was used in Brown V. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas case. She eventually obtained a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Southern Illinois University, a bachelor’s degree in Native Human Services from Laurentian University, and a Masters in Social Work from Carleton University. Minnijean has been on over 50 Sojourns and teaches throughout the journey.
Minnijean Brown Trickey’s involvement in the desegregation of schools influenced her lifetime involvement in peacemaking, environmental issues, developing youth leadership, diversity education and training, cross-cultural communication, and gender and social justice advocacy. She was the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Workforce Diversity at the Department of the Interior under the Clinton Administration, and has taught university courses in social work and cross-culture communication.
Isaiah Trickey is a Toronto based Photographer born to American ex-patriot civil rights activists, Minnijean Brown Trickey and Roy Trickey. Isaiah was home schooled and began experimenting with photography at an early age. At Toronto’s Word Magazine he became one of the first photographers to document all genres in the emerging urban culture scene.
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