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Long Shadow of Little Rock
1962. First edition. 8vo. A very good copy in publisher's cloth, an old tape mark to ffep. Dustjacket cockled. Presentation inscription on the front free endpaper. 234pp. New York, David Mackay Co., It's uncommon to find a copy that's both inscribed and includes the dustjacket. Here the inscription reads: ?Best wishes from the Author, Daisy Bates.? Bates (1914-1999) was a vital figure in the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s. An activist, journalist and publisher, she founded the Arkansas State Press with her husband, Lucius, in 1941. Through her own press she covered the civil rights movement and it became the largest circulating black-owned newspaper in the state. In 1952 she was appointed president of the Arkansas Conference of Branches of the NAACP and mentored the nine black children who were the first to attend the all-white Central High. This work is an account of that experience which was a seminal event in the process of de-segregation. ADB summarises Bates's achievements: ?Because of her lifelong crusades against segregation and her leadership in one of the landmark integration campaigns, she occupies an enduring place in the movement. Her accomplishments emphasize how local communities could influence national civil rights policies, and how African American women in the movement served crucial roles as strategists, organizers, and fighters.? With a foreword by Eleanor Roosevelt. . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA [London, United Kingdom]
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