Non-violence week kicks off at YSU

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The woman who inspired students to create a non-violence week in Youngstown was back in the Valley on Monday.

Minnijean Brown Trickey and eight other African-American students integrated an all-white high school in Little Rock in 1957. But on Monday, Trickey was serving on a panel on the campus of Youngstown State University as part of Non-violence Week.

At YSU, people were talking about putting an end to bullying, among other issues. She said what the students created here is remarkable.

“The things that the Youngstown people have done, the things that they initiated have been groundbreaking,” Trickey said.

Non-violence Week continues through Friday. On Tuesday, students are encouraged to wear purple, which is the national color for anti-bullying.

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