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The Power of One: Daisy Bates and the Little Rock Nine (Golden Kite…

by Dennis Brindell Fradin

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This is a biographical book explaining the life of Daisy Bates. Daisy Bates grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas and became one the top civil rights activist. She mentored the nine students that were integrated into the all white school, Central High school in Little Rock, Arkansas.The book tells about her trials and tribulations alongside of her goals she kept within.
This book also tells about the honors she was rewarded after her death. This book has profanity since most of the time period takes place in the 1950's. Harassment and racial slurs are present in this book and may offend some but may not. This book will give a reader the realization about the turmoil Daisy Bates went through as a Civil Rights Activist and how she was determined to fight for equal rights among people.
  avasser | Apr 2, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 061831556X, Hardcover)

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 1957. 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 1999, 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.
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.

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Born in a small town in rural Arkansas, Daisy Bates was a journalist and activist who became one of the foremost civil rights leaders in America. In 1957 she mentored the nine black students who were integrated into Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.… (more)

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