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The Long Shadow of Little Rock : A Memoir
by Daisy Bates and Eleanor Roosevelt and Willard B. Gatewood and Clayborne Carson


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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More About The Long Shadow of Little Rock by Daisy Bates; Eleanor Roosevelt; Willard B. Gatewood; Clayborne Carson
 
 
 
Overview
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 Eisenhowerthe 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."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781557288639
  • ISBN-10: 1557288631
  • Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
  • Publish Date: September 2007
  • Page Count: 238
  • Dimensions: 7.93 x 5.61 x 0.73 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds


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