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The Power of One: Daisy Bates and the Little Rock Nine
Title:The Power of One: Daisy Bates and the Little Rock Nine
Format Type:eBook PDF / e-Pub
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ISBN:061831556X
Number of Pages:192

Epic book online Books by: Dennis Brindell Fradin, Judith Bloom Fradin The life of civil rights leader Daisy Bates is vividly detailed in this stirring new biography by an acclaimed husband wife team Throughout her life Daisy Bates worked tirelessly for civil rights as an activist journalist and organizer She first captured national attention as the mentor of the nine black students who integrated Central High School in Little Rock in During this crisis President Dwight Eisenhower was forced to use federal troops to insure the admission of the students who became known as the Little Rock Nine In just hours after her funeral President Bill Clinton bestowed the Congressional Gold Medal on the Little Rock Nine and two years later Daisy Bates was honored by a state holiday in Arkansas br In this noteworthy companion to their other distinguished biographies of African Americans Dennis and Judith Fradin have drawn upon a trove of archival material including papers correspondence and photographs of her life and work They also interviewed some of her living relatives and members of the Little Rock Nine The result is a compelling inspiring book about the courage and determination of one woman in the face of prejudice and intolerance Endnotes bibliography index br

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