The Long Shadow of Little Rock
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.
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Review: The Long Shadow of Little Rock: A MemoirUser Review - Cheri - Goodreads
I was reading this as background research for a graduate school paper, and kept getting sucked in by the story. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone studying the Brown v. Board decision ... Read full review
Review: The Long Shadow of Little Rock: A MemoirUser Review - Sam - Goodreads
This was an eye-opening book for me. I hope to read more about this subject. I am proud though that my Dad was one of the paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division who were sent to Little Rock to protect Little Rock Nine. Read full review
ACROSS MY DESK
GOVERNOR FAUBUS ROUSES THE MOB
SHE WALKED ALONE
OUT OF THE HILLS
A CITY GRIPPED BY FEAR AND TERROR
THE VOLCANO OF HATE ERUPTS
THE EMBATTLED NINE
THE APPEAL TO THE PRESIDENT
DEATH OF THE STATE PRESS
ON WHOSE SHOULDERS
HOW LONG HOW LONG ?
THE FEDERAL TROOPS MOVE IN