Ernest Green, "Lessons from Little Rock"
Friday, January 18, 2008
Amasa Stone Chapel, 12:30 p.m.
Co-sponsored by the Office of the President, Undergraduate Student Government, University Program Board, Share the Vision Committee, the Department of History, and the Dominion East Ohio Gas Company
About Ernest Green
Born in Little Rock, Ark., September 22, 1941, Ernest Green earned his high school diploma from Little Rock Central High School. He and eight other black students were the first to integrate Central High following the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education that declared segregation illegal. The group would later become known as the "Little Rock Nine."
Green then went on to receive his bachelor's degree in social science and his master's in sociology from Michigan State University. He also received honorary doctorates from Michigan State University, Tougaloo College, and Central State University.
He currently serves as the Managing Director of Public Finance for Lehman Brothers in Washington, D.C. Since joining the company in 1987, Green has served as senior investment banker for such key clients as the City of New York, State of New York, and the City of Chicago. He also was appointed chairman of the African Development Foundation by President Clinton, and chairman of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Capital Financing Advisory Board by Secretary of Education, Richard W. Riley. Learn more.