9781557288639-1557288631-The Long Shadow of Little Rock: A Memoir

The Long Shadow of Little Rock: A Memoir

ISBN-13: 9781557288639
ISBN-10: 1557288631
Edition: Second printing December 1962
Author: Daisy Bates
Publication date: 2007
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
Format: Paperback 260 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781557288639
ISBN-10: 1557288631
Edition: Second printing December 1962
Author: Daisy Bates
Publication date: 2007
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
Format: Paperback 260 pages

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Acknowledged author Daisy Bates wrote The Long Shadow of Little Rock: A Memoir comprising 260 pages back in 2007. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1557288631 and 9781557288639. Since then The Long Shadow of Little Rock: A Memoir textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.84 or rent at the marketplace.

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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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