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Redefining the color line Black activism in Little Rock, Arkansas,1940-1970
Redefining the color line Black activism in Little Rock, Arkansas,1940-1970
Kirk John A2002
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Subject: This book analyzes one of the most significant events in the struggle for black civil rights in America, the integration in 1957 of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that segregation was unconstitutional. The South's campaign of massive resistance against this ruling culminated in a showdown at Little Rock's Central High School, where President Dwight Eisenhower sent federal troops to protect nine black students as they entered the school. This book examines the role of black activists who were at the center of events. It contextualizes the events in Little Rock within the unfolding struggle for black rights at local, state, regional, and national levles between 1940 and 1970. The author argues that only by understanding the groundwork laid by black activitsts at the grassroots level in the 1940s and 1950s can we fully understand the significane of later protests.
Author:
Edition:
1st ed
Imprint:
Gainesville 2002 University Press of Florida
Collation:
243p
ISBN:
081302496X
Dewey class:
HI.3.02KIRHI.3.02/KIR
Local class:
HI.3.02/KIR
Language:
English
BRN:
1839945
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