Terrence Roberts, Ph.D.


As Interviewed by Audrey Jameson, March 17, 2015
"If I were to do it again then I would’ve demanded that all of the school mobs be arrested and put in prison for the duration if they didn’t stop what they were doing. "
Terrence Roberts, Ph.D.

Introductory Profile: About Dr. Terrence Roberts

For my project I interviewed Dr. Terrence Roberts. He was one of the first people to integrate Central High School. I interviewed him about what he experienced during his time at Central High and what his views are on current events. My sister met Dr. Roberts at Dee Brown library on her way back from a field trip, so when this project came up I decided that Dr. Roberts would be a perfect interviewee.

Dr. Terrence Roberts was born December 3, 1941, in Little Rock, Arkansas. In 1957, when he was 15 years-old he enrolled in Central High School. He is the oldest of seven brothers and sisters, and he is the son to William L. Roberts and Margaret G. Roberts. He is married to Rita Roberts and together they had two daughters -- Angela Roberts and Rebecca Goodloe. He has two grandsons, Paul and Austin Goodloe.

Dr. Roberts is a kind friendly man, who went through some life-changing times. He is very involved in helping future generations understand the past and spreading his stories to listeners from around the world.


(The photo image is from the cover of his memoir Lessons from Little Rock.)