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Eastern Michigan University hosted a Martin Luther King Jr. Day luncheon Monday on campus.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan attended and has the story.


Over 60 years ago, Dr. Terrence James Roberts was a 15-year-old high school student in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he became part of what was eventually known as "The Little Rock Nine."

A group of 9 African-American students were the first black students ever to attend classes at Little Rock Central High School.

He spoke with WEMU's Lisa Barry about the experience over 60 years later and previewed his keynote address taking place Monday, January 20th at Eastern Michigan University.