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The Long Shadow of Little Rock: A Memoir / Edition 1
     

The Long Shadow of Little Rock: A Memoir / Edition 1

by Daisy Bates
 

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ISBN-10: 0938626752

ISBN-13: 9780938626756

Pub. Date: 01/28/1987

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

This is a classic account of the Little Rock School Crisis, with a new afterword by Clayborne Carson.

At an event honoring Daisy Bates as 1990's Distinguished Citizen then-governor Bill Clinton called her "the most distinguished Arkansas citizen of all time." Her classic account of the 1957 Little Rock School Crisis, The Long Shadow of Little Rock, couldn't be

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This is a classic account of the Little Rock School Crisis, with a new afterword by Clayborne Carson.

At an event honoring Daisy Bates as 1990's Distinguished Citizen then-governor Bill Clinton called her "the most distinguished Arkansas citizen of all time." Her classic account of the 1957 Little Rock School Crisis, The Long Shadow of Little Rock, couldn't be found on most bookstore shelves in 1962 and was banned throughout the South. In 1988, after the University of Arkansas Press reprinted it, it won an American Book Award.

On September 3, 1957, Gov. Orval Faubus called out the National Guard to surround all-white Central High School and prevent the entry of nine black students, challenging the Supreme Court's 1954 order to integrate all public schools. On September 25, Daisy Bates, an official of the NAACP in Arkansas, led the nine children into the school with the help of federal troops sent by President Eisenhower-the first time in eighty-one years that a president had dispatched troops to the South to protect the constitutional rights of black Americans. This new edition of Bates's own story about these historic events is being issued to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the Little Rock School crisis in 2007.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780938626756
Publisher:
University of Arkansas Press
Publication date:
01/28/1987
Series:
University of Arkansas Press Reprint Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 7.95(h) x 0.78(d)

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