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Hardcover Long Shadow of Little Rock (C) Book

ISBN: 0938626744

ISBN13: 9780938626749

Long Shadow of Little Rock (C)

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For many Americans, until recently, knowledge about Arkansas has been limited to one of the state's moments of ignominy: the Central High School desegregation crisis in Little Rock in 1957. In this memoir, Daisy Bates recounts the conflict as only a journalist hardened and polished by years of struggle in the civil rights movement could tell it.

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a great work of the civil rights era

Daisy Bates work is a very important document from the era of civil rights. Although it is not an actual account of one of the nine students who integrated Central High, it is very close. Bates was right there directing the operation, making sure the students were protected, and made sure that the children were encouraged to go ahead with their duty. I don't think I would have been able to send those kids in to that school, with all those hateful students. I hope Arkansas and the citizens of Little Rock apologize every day for what they did to those nine children.

Great Account

Daisy Bates was an integral figure in the integration of Little Rock Central High School. As president of the State Conference of NAACP branches, she was very active in the fight for black rights. Hers is an eloquent account of a highly volatile situation. She effectively compares her views with other accounts of people that were there, and the writing is very fluid and moving.

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