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Summary of Text“Oft-times it seems that the wheels of justice turn slowly—but turn they must as long as we have young people such as these…exemplifying courage, vision, and dedication not only for the cause of democracy in Arkansas, but that mankind around the world may enjoy dignity and freedom.” In her acceptance speech for receiving the Spingarn Medal in 1958 on behalf of the NAACP, Daisy Bates commends the bravery and commitment of the young “Nine”—the nine black teenagers who enrolled in Li...
Book is powerful, it is painfully brutal at times and depressing, but it does contain hope. Harsh reality of racial murders and harrassments of the time are not glossed over. Daisy Bates and the Little Rock Nine are presented in a balanced way that clearly explores the reality of their situations. Excellent photos and primary sources materials. Can make someone ashamed and proud of America at the same time.
Very informative. Lots of helpful pictures indicating the time period and showing the main people/places that the book mentions. I think my favorite Fradin biography so far is the Zora Neale Hurston one though. This book really brings the situation of civil rights/school integration to the level that a child could understand without talking down to them. I would have different cover art because this cover doesn't scream "read me."
What an extraordinary woman!! Living in Arkansas, I have toured Central High School on different occasions and each time have wanted to know more. I feel this is a part of our country's past worth knowing about and found the courage of Daisy Bates and the Little Rock Nine inspiring.
Even though things happen with God's help you can over come them.
I'm not that fond of bibliography's but"The Power of One" changed that.
Read this one a long time ago.