Kent Place School will welcome Carlotta Walls LaNier, the youngest Little Rock Nine member, to campus on Wednesday, May 19. Her visit is sponsored by the Kent Place Parents of Children of Color (PoCC) in partnership with the school's Director of Diversity.
Mrs. LaNier will spend the day speaking at assemblies for Middle and Upper School students. An evening event, organized by the PoCC, will be held in the Commons Room, Mabie House at 6:30 p.m. Her talk is titled, "A Mighty Long Way". This event is open to the public. Please RSVP to email@example.com or (908) 273-0900, ext. 294.
"Having Ms. Carlotta Walls LaNier visit Kent Place to address its faculty and student body is a testament to the school and Head of School Ms. Bosland's commitment to diversity, " says Jacqueline Rosa, co-chair of the Parents of Children of Color. "The Kent Place community has a unique opportunity to witness living history as the youngest member of the 'Little Rock Nine' shares her experiences in integrating the Arkansas public school system."
The Parents of Children of Color exists to advocate and support the families of color in the Kent Place community. The group, which is open to all parents, strives to ensure that all students enrich the fabric of the school.