"The Long Shadow of Little Rock"
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The paper looks at Daisy Bates' book "The Long Shadow of Little Rock" that is a record of the events that happened in Little Rock, Arkansas at the first integrated school after the landmark "Brown vs. Board of Education" court case. The writer focuses on the strengths of this work and explains why the message Bates tried to convey is extremely relevant even in today's society.
From the Paper:"The initial phase of school integration occurred not from Little Rock, but from one of the most high profile Supreme Court cases and decisions of all time, Brown vs. Board of Education. In this monumental case, the future of segregation was ended in one swoop and the turning point of the civil rights movement occurred. The court case centered on the ability to for African American children to attend a white school. The Warren court led by a very liberal regime change, reversed its one precedent established in Plessey v. Ferguson, and argued that African Americans should be allowed to integrate within schools. The reason they offered behind this argument is that "separate but equal", the clause established in the Plessey v. Ferguson trial, is inherently illegitimate. This decision, which was made unanimously ended segregation within schools immediately and also, brought about the end of segregation in general."
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"The Long Shadow of Little Rock" (2010, January 22) Retrieved February 22, 2024, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/the-long-shadow-of-little-rock-118323/
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