Contains the keyword African Americans--Education--Arkansas--Little Rock--History--20th century
"The desegregation crisis in Little Rock is a landmark of American history: on September 4, 1957, after the Supreme Court struck down racial segregation in public schools, Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus called up the National Guard to surround Little Rock Central High School, preventing black students from going in. On September 25, 1957, nine black students, escorted by federal troops, gained entrance. With grace and depth, Little Rock provides fresh perspectives on the individuals, especially the activists and policymakers, involved in these dramatic events. Looking at a wide variety of evidence and sources, Karen Anderson examines American racial politics in relation to changes in youth culture, sexuality, gender relations, and economics, and she locates the conflicts of Little Rock within the larger political and historical context."
"This book is a must read. It is especially enlightening in terms of the behind-the-scenes activities on the part of people on both sides of the equation. Jacoway's writing style is engaging, and she demonstrates an ability to remain balanced in her presentation of the various points of view. I recommend this book highly to anyone who wishes to know more about what actually happened in Little Rock in 1957." -- Terrence J. Roberts, Ph.D., and member of the "Little Rock Nine"