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Finding the lost year : what happened when Little Rock closed its public schools

Author: Sondra Hercher Gordy
Publisher: Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Little Rock in 1958, 3,665 students were locked out of a free public education. This book looks at the unresolved elements of the school desegregation crisis and how it turned into a community  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sondra Hercher Gordy
ISBN: 9781557289001 155728900X
OCLC Number: 276340437
Notes: Not distributed; available at Arkansas State Library.
Description: xxvii, 242 pages : facsimiles ; 24 cm
Contents: The summer of relief turns to anxiety --
Nothing but confusion --
Where shall we go? --
Whom shall we blame? --
Enter the politicians --
Why not blame the teachers? --
The community rallies : some leaders do not.
Responsibility: Sondra Gordy.

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"Gordy's razor-sharp analysis of Little Rock's 'Lost Year' is wonderfully balanced by first-hand accounts of the often devastating effects on those students who could least afford to lose a year of Read more...

 
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