A Mighty Long Way

My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School

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Author: Carlotta Walls Lanier,Lisa Frazier Page

Publisher: One World

ISBN: 9780345517241

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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BONUS: This edition contains an A Mighty Long Way discussion guide. When fourteen-year-old Carlotta Walls walked up the stairs of Little Rock Central High School on September 25, 1957, she and eight other black students only wanted to make it to class. But the journey of the “Little Rock Nine,” as they came to be known, would lead the nation on an even longer and much more turbulent path, one that would challenge prevailing attitudes, break down barriers, and forever change the landscape of America. For Carlotta and the eight other children, simply getting through the door of this admired academic institution involved angry mobs, racist elected officials, and intervention by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who was forced to send in the 101st Airborne to escort the Nine into the building. But entry was simply the first of many trials. Breaking her silence at last and sharing her story for the first time, Carlotta Walls has written an engrossing memoir that is a testament not only to the power of a single person to make a difference but also to the sacrifices made by families and communities that found themselves a part of history.

A Mighty Long Way

My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School

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Author: Carlotta Walls Lanier,Bill Clinton,Lisa Frazier Page

Publisher: One World

ISBN: 0345511018

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 296

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A personal account of the nation's most famous school integration recounts the author's decision to attend Little Rock's all-white Central High and describes how subsequent events affected her family's beliefs about dedication, perseverance, and sacrifice.

A Mighty Long Way

My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School

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Author: Carlotta Walls LaNier

Publisher: One World

ISBN: 034551100X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 284

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An insider's account of the nation's most famous school integration recounts how the author made the decision to attend Arkansas's all-white Central High because of geographical practicality rather than a sense of heroism, describing how subsequent events affected her family's beliefs about dedication, perseverance, and sacrifice. By the co-author of the best-selling The Pact.

Little Rock Girl 1957

How a Photograph Changed the Fight for Integration

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Author: Shelley Tougas

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 0756544408

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Explores and analyzes the historical context and significance of the newspaper photograph of African American Elizabeth Eckford trying to enter Little Rock, Arkansas's all-white Central High School in 1957.

Simple, Not Easy

Reflections on Community, Social Responsibility and Tolerance

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Author: Terrence J. Roberts

Publisher: Parkhurst Brothers Incorporated Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 191

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Key speeches and public addresses by the noted African-American psychologist and educator reflect the Congressional Gold Medal winner's core values and concerns on such topics as ethics, racism, community, family, education, and the personal impact of being one of the Little Rock Nine in 1957.

Elizabeth and Hazel

Two Women of Little Rock

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Author: David Margolick

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300141939

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 310

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Looks at the lives of the two women at the center of a famous historic photograph taken during the Little Rock school desegregation crisis in 1957--one, a black girl being harrassed by a mob; the other, a white teen at the center of the mob--in a book that discusses how each dealt with the fallout from that fateful day.

Ripples Of Hope

Great American Civil Rights Speeches

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Author: Josh Gottheimer

Publisher: Civitas Books

ISBN: 078674765X

Category: History

Page: 568

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Including a never-before published speech by Martin Luther King, Jr., this is the first compilation of its kind, bringing together the most influential and important voices from two hundred years of America's struggle for civil rights, including essential speeches from leaders, both famous and obscure. With voices as diverse as Cesar Chavez, Harvey Milk, Betty Friedan, Frederick Douglass, and Sojourner Truth, this anthology constitutes a unique chronicle of the nation's civil rights movements and the critical issues they've tackled, from slavery and suffrage to immigration and affirmative action.This is an indispensable compilation of the words --the ripples of hope--that, collectively, have changed American history.

Simple Justice

The History of Brown v. Board of Education and Black America's Struggle for Equality

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Author: Richard Kluger

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 030754608X

Category: Law

Page: 880

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Simple Justice is the definitive history of the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education and the epic struggle for racial equality in this country. Combining intensive research with original interviews with surviving participants, Richard Kluger provides the fullest possible view of the human and legal drama in the years before 1954, the cumulative assaults on the white power structure that defended segregation, and the step-by-step establishment of a team of inspired black lawyers that could successfully challenge the law. Now, on the fiftieth anniversary of the unanimous Supreme Court decision that ended legal segregation, Kluger has updated his work with a new final chapter covering events and issues that have arisen since the book was first published, including developments in civil rights and recent cases involving affirmative action, which rose directly out of Brown v. Board of Education. From the Trade Paperback edition.

March Forward, Girl

From Young Warrior to Little Rock Nine

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Author: Melba Pattillo Beals

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1328919153

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

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From the legendary civil rights activist and author of the million-copy selling Warriors Don't Cry comes an ardent and profound childhood memoir of growing up while facing adversity in the Jim Crow South. Long before she was one of the Little Rock Nine, Melba Pattillo Beals was a warrior. Frustrated by the laws that kept African-Americans separate but very much unequal to whites, she had questions. Why couldn’t she drink from a "whites only" fountain? Why couldn’t she feel safe beyond home—or even within the walls of church? Adults all told her: Hold your tongue. Be patient. Know your place. But Beals had the heart of a fighter—and the knowledge that her true place was a free one. Combined with emotive drawings and photos, this memoir paints a vivid picture of Beals’ powerful early journey on the road to becoming a champion for equal rights, an acclaimed journalist, a best-selling author, and the recipient of this country’s highest recognition, the Congressional Gold Medal.

The Pact

Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream

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Author: Sampson Davis,George Jenkins,Rameck Hunt,Lisa Frazier Page

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781573229890

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 263

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Follows the experiences of the authors, three friends who grew up in impoverished families in Newark, New Jersey, and who supported one another in their dreams of becoming doctors in spite of tremendous disadvantages.

Indivisible

Poems for Social Justice

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Author: Gail Bush,Randy Meyer

Publisher: Norwood House Press

ISBN: 1603574174

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 94

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"Anthology including over 50 works of poetry by 20th century writers on issues related to social justice in American society. Foreword by COMMON"--

No Struggle, No Progress

A Warrior's Life from Black Power to Education Reform

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Author: Howard Fuller,Lisa Frazier Page

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781626000445

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 306

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This book tells the story of one mans life journey in the heart of the struggle to reform the nation's schools. Fuller has always believed that it is important for poor and working class Black people to gain access to the levers of power dictating their lives. He believes that those of us who are educated and resourceful have a moral and historical responsibility to help them, and that is what he has always tried to do. Early in his life he found truth in the words of the great Frederick Douglass: “Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will.” “So struggle we must” says Fuller. That understanding of the relationship between struggle and progress is what propelled him down dark alleys and dirt roads in some of North Carolina's poorest communities in the 1960s and pushed him into the bush, mountains, and war-torn villages of Africa nearly a decade later.“It is what pushes me still in the fight over one of the most contentious education issues of this era: parental choice. I believe deep in my heart that giving low-income and working class parents the power (and the money) to make choices about the schools their children attend will not only revolutionize education but provide the compass to a better life for the many poor, Black children stuck in failing systems. … Education reform is one of the most crucial social justice issues of our time, and I will spend the rest of my days fighting for my people, most especially those without the power or the resources to fight for themselves.”

The Class of '65

A Student, a Divided Town, and the Long Road to Forgiveness

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Author: Jim Auchmutey

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1610393554

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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In the midst of racial strife, one young man showed courage and empathy. It took forty years for the others to join him… Being a student at Americus High School was the worst experience of Greg Wittkamper’s life. Greg came from a nearby Christian commune, Koinonia, whose members devoutly and publicly supported racial equality. When he refused to insult and attack his school’s first black students in 1964, Greg was mistreated as badly as they were: harassed and bullied and beaten. In the summer after his senior year, as racial strife in Americus—and the nation—reached its peak, Greg left Georgia. Forty-one years later, a dozen former classmates wrote letters to Greg, asking his forgiveness and inviting him to return for a class reunion. Their words opened a vein of painful memory and unresolved emotion, and set him on a journey that would prove healing and saddening. The Class of ’65 is more than a heartbreaking story from the segregated South. It is also about four of Greg’s classmates—David Morgan, Joseph Logan, Deanie Dudley, and Celia Harvey—who came to reconsider the attitudes they grew up with. How did they change? Why, half a lifetime later, did reaching out to the most despised boy in school matter to them? This noble book reminds us that while ordinary people may acquiesce to oppression, we all have the capacity to alter our outlook and redeem ourselves.

Little Rock Nine

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Author: Marshall Poe

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416950664

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 120

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William makes friends with Thomas, the son of his family's black maid, and they both become involved with an attempt to integrate a high school in their town of Little Rock, Arkansas.

Journey to Justice

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Author: Johnnie L. Cochran

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780345413673

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 373

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The lead defense attorney in the O.J. Simpson murder trial describes his childhood, his career in the L.A. district attorney's office, landmark cases in which he was involved, and the Simpson case

In Black and White

The Life of Sammy Davis Junior

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Author: Wil Haygood

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0804172528

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

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He was, for decades, one of the most recognizable figures in the cultural landscape, his image epitomizing a golden age of American show business. His career spanned a lifetime, but for years he has remained hidden behind the persona he so vigorously generated, and so fiercely protected. Now, in this surprising, illuminating, and compulsively readable biography, we are taken beyond the icon, into the extraordinary, singular life of Sammy Davis, Jr. In scrupulous detail and with stunning powers of evocation, Wil Haygood takes us back to the era of vaudeville, where it all began for four-year-old Sammy who ran out onstage one night and stole the show. From then on it was a motherless childhood on the road, singing and dancing his way across a segregated America with his father and the formidable showman Will Mastin, struggling together to survive the Depression and the demise of vaudeville itself. With an ambition honed by poverty and an obsessive need for applause, Sammy drove his way into the nightclub circuit of the 1940s and 1950s, when, his father and Mastin aging and out of style, he slowly began to make a name for himself, hustling his way to top billing and eventually to recording contracts. From there, he was to stake his claim on Broadway, in Hollywood, and, of course, in Las Vegas. Haygood brings Sammy’s showbiz life into full relief against the backdrop of an America in the throes of racial change. Sammy grew up trapped between the worlds of blacks and whites, with so much invested in both. He made his living entertaining white people but was often denied service in the very venues he played. Drafted into a newly integrated U.S. Army in the 1940s, he saw up close the fierce tensions that seethed below the surface. Dragged into the civil rights movement, he witnessed a hatred that often erupted into violence. In his broad and varied friendships and alliances (with Frank Sinatra; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Richard Nixon; Sidney Poitier; Marilyn Monroe, to name just a few), not to mention his romances (his relationship with Kim Novak and his marriage to the blond beauty May Britt drew death threats), he forged uncharted paths across racial lines. Admired and reviled by both blacks and whites, he was tormented all his life by raging insecurities, and never quite came to terms with his own skin. Ultimately, his only true sense of his identity was as a performer. Based on painstaking research and more than 250 interviews, Wil Haygood brings us a sweeping and vivid cultural history of the twentieth century, chronicling black entertainment from its beginnings and the birth of popular culture as we know it. In Black and White transcends simple biography to become an important record, both celebratory and elegiacal, of a vanished America and its greatest entertainer.

Broken Justice

A True Story of Race, Sex and Revenge in a Boston Courtroom

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Author: Kenneth C. Edelin

Publisher: Pondview Pr

ISBN: 9780979206009

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 362

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A memoir covering the years 1971-1976. It's about what Dr. Edelin saw, heard, felt, and experienced in treating sick and poor women during the days of his residency at Boston City Hospital, and it's about the perversion of justice in the pursuit of ideology. And it's about what occurred when a cunning, inquisitorial prosecutor was able to get an all-white, mainly Irish-Catholic male jury from a tainted pool and manipulate it impose his own philosophy.

Warriors Don't Cry

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Author: Melba Beals

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416948821

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 240

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The author describes the threats and emotional abuse she endured from white student and adults along with her fears of endangering her family as she commited to being one of the first African American students to integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957.

While the World Watched

A Birmingham Bombing Survivor Comes of Age during the Civil Rights Movement

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Author: Carolyn McKinstry

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781414352992

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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On September 15, 1963, a Klan-planted bomb went off in the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Fourteen-year-old Carolyn Maull was just a few feet away when the bomb exploded, killing four of her friends in the girl’s restroom she had just exited. It was one of the seminal moments in the Civil Rights movement, a sad day in American history . . . and the turning point in a young girl’s life. While the World Watched is a poignant and gripping eyewitness account of life in the Jim Crow South: from the bombings, riots, and assassinations to the historic marches and triumphs that characterized the Civil Rights movement. A uniquely moving exploration of how racial relations have evolved over the past 5 decades, While the World Watched is an incredible testament to how far we’ve come and how far we have yet to go.

Stokely

A Life

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Author: Peniel E. Joseph,E Joseph

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465080480

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 424

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Stokely Carmichael, the charismatic and controversial black activist, stepped onto the pages of history when he called for "Black Power” during a speech one Mississippi night in 1966. A firebrand who straddled both the American civil rights and Black Power movements, Carmichael would stand for the rest of his life at the center of the storm he had unleashed that night. In Stokely, preeminent civil rights scholar Peniel E. Joseph presents a groundbreaking biography of Carmichael, using his life as a prism through which to view the transformative African American freedom struggles of the twentieth century. During the heroic early years of the civil rights movement, Carmichael and other civil rights activists advocated nonviolent measures, leading sit-ins, demonstrations, and voter registration efforts in the South that culminated with the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. Still, Carmichael chafed at the slow progress of the civil rights movement and responded with Black Power, a movement that urged blacks to turn the rhetoric of freedom into a reality through whatever means necessary. Marked by the assassinations of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr., a wave of urban race riots, and the rise of the anti-war movement, the late 1960s heralded a dramatic shift in the tone of civil rights. Carmichael became the revolutionary icon for this new racial and political landscape, helping to organize the original Black Panther Party in Alabama and joining the iconic Black Panther Party for Self Defense that would galvanize frustrated African Americans and ignite a backlash among white Americans and the mainstream media. Yet at the age of twenty-seven, Carmichael made the abrupt decision to leave the United States, embracing a pan-African ideology and adopting the name of Kwame Ture, a move that baffled his supporters and made him something of an enigma until his death in 1998. A nuanced and authoritative portrait, Stokely captures the life of the man whose uncompromising vision defined political radicalism and provoked a national reckoning on race and democracy.