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Turn away thy son : Little Rock, the crisis that shocked the nation

Author: Elizabeth Jacoway
Publisher: New York : Free Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In September 1957, the nation was transfixed by nine black students attempting to integrate Central High School in Little Rock in the wake of the Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education decision. Governor Orval Faubus had defied the city's integration plan by calling out the Arkansas National Guard to prevent the students from entering the school. Newspapers across the nation ran front-page photographs of
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jacoway, Elizabeth, 1944-
Turn away thy son.
New York : Free Press, c2007
(OCoLC)608129163
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Jacoway
ISBN: 0743297199 9780743297196
OCLC Number: 70836794
Description: xiii, 477 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Miscegenation and the beast --
Defining the debate: Harry Ashmore --
Massive resistance: Jim Johnson --
Paternalistic gentleman: Archie House and the establishment --
Blue-collar opposition: Amis Guthridge --
A time of panic: Virgil Blossom --
The chosen few --
The crisis breaks: Orval Faubus --
The minefield in the middle: Brooks Hays --
In search of compromise: Faubus, Hays, and Eisenhower --
Central high school, act one: Daisy Bates --
Into the cauldron: the little rock nine --
A crisis of leadership: Robert R. Brown and the civic elite --
Torments behind closed doors: Minnijean Brown --
The battle in the courts: Richard C. Butler --
Empty schools: Wiley Branton --
The women organize: Vivion Brewer --
Rebirth: Everett Tucker --
The new elite consensus: Gaston Williamson --
A bang and a whimper --
A note on miscegenation.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Jacoway.
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In September 1957, the nation was transfixed by nine black students attempting to integrate Central High School in Little Rock in the wake of the Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education decision. Governor Orval Faubus had defied the city's integration plan by calling out the Arkansas National Guard to prevent the students from entering the school. Newspapers across the nation ran front-page photographs of whites, both students and parents, screaming epithets at the quiet, well-dressed black children. President Eisenhower reluctantly deployed troops from the 101st Airborne, both outside and inside the school. Integration proceeded, but the turmoil of Little Rock had only just begun. Public schools were soon shut down for a full year. Black students endured outrageous provocation by white classmates. Governor Faubus's popularity skyrocketed, while the landmark case Cooper v. Aaron worked its way to the Supreme Court and eventually paved the way for the integration of the South. - Jacket flap.

A historical account of the efforts of nine African-American students to integrate Central High School draws on interviews to offer insight into the behind-the-scenes experiences of the students and members of their community.

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