In Her Words: Carlotta Walls LaNier Featured in 5280

Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: October 4, 2013

Carlotta Walls LaNier was just 14 when she played a big part in one of the most significant events of the Civil Rights Era. Hear her describe in her own words what it was like to be one of nine African-American students to integrate Little Rock Central High School in 1957 on this week.

You can also hear Carlotta Walls LaNier speak at our Annual Luncheon on Oct. 29 about her experience, as well as the opportunities we have to improve education in our state and nation right now. Today is your last chance for early bird pricing!


Tara Manthey

About Tara Manthey

Tara McLain Manthey leads the Children’s Campaign’s development, advocacy, and communications efforts. In this role she manages teams advancing and supporting the Children’s Campaign’s work through digital and in-person outreach and philanthropy. She serves as chair of the Board of Directors for the Downtown Denver Expeditionary School, a Denver Public Schools charter school. A citizen of the Osage Nation of Oklahoma, Tara serves on the editorial board of the Osage News and is co-founder and co-chair of the Colorado Osage Association. She serves on the board of Denver Indian Family Resource Center and is past chair of the national Annie E. Casey Foundation KIDS COUNT Steering Committee.