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Breaking the Silence: The Little Rock Women's Emergency Committee to Open Our Schools, 1958-1963
     

Breaking the Silence: The Little Rock Women's Emergency Committee to Open Our Schools, 1958-1963

by Sara Alderman Murphy, Patrick C. Murphy (Editor)
 
After the Little Rock Central High School integration crisis of 1957, Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus invoked a hastily passed state law to close the schools rather than integrate them. This is the story of the WEC, the Women's Emergency Committee, a group of respectable, middle-class white women who fought against the law. With passion and sensitivity, Murphy recounts

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After the Little Rock Central High School integration crisis of 1957, Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus invoked a hastily passed state law to close the schools rather than integrate them. This is the story of the WEC, the Women's Emergency Committee, a group of respectable, middle-class white women who fought against the law. With passion and sensitivity, Murphy recounts the challenges and triumphs of that battle, which issued from the mutual link Southern white women shared with disfranchised African Americans in their common goal for full citizenship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557284563
Publisher:
University of Arkansas Press
Publication date:
05/28/1997
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)

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