The Long Shadow of Little Rock : A Memoir

The Long Shadow of Little Rock : A Memoir

Description

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' 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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Details

Author(s)
Daisy Bates, Clayborne Carson
Format
Paperback | 260 pages
Dimensions
142.49 x 201.42 x 18.54mm | 340.19g
Publication date
30 Nov 2007
Publisher
University of Arkansas Press
Publication City/Country
Fayetteville, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reprint
Illustrations note
photographs, index
ISBN10
1557288631
ISBN13
9781557288639
Bestsellers rank
1,483,939