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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As we celebrate the swell of activism and action in support of justice and equality, we're taking the opportunity to amplify the voices and stories of some of the key women and girls behind the civil rights movement. They had to fight to be heard and we applaud them!