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A mighty long way : my journey to justice at Little Rock Central High School

Author: Carlotta Walls LaNier; Lisa Frazier Page
Publisher: New York : One World Ballantine Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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When 14-year-old Carlotta Walls walked up to Little Rock Central High School on September 25, 1957, she and eight other black students only wanted to make it to class. But the journey of the "Little Rock Nine" would lead the nation on an even longer and much more turbulent path, one that would challenge prevailing attitudes, break down barriers, and forever change America. Descended from a line of proud black
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Carlotta Walls LaNier; Carlotta Walls LaNier
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carlotta Walls LaNier; Lisa Frazier Page
ISBN: 9780345511003 034551100X
OCLC Number: 426390698
Description: xvi, 284 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Carlotta Walls LaNier ; with Lisa Frazier Page.

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When 14-year-old Carlotta Walls walked up to Little Rock Central High School on September 25, 1957, she and eight other black students only wanted to make it to class. But the journey of the "Little Rock Nine" would lead the nation on an even longer and much more turbulent path, one that would challenge prevailing attitudes, break down barriers, and forever change America. Descended from a line of proud black landowners and businessmen, Carlotta was raised to believe that education was the key to success. After Brown v. Board of Education, the teenager volunteered to be among the first black students--she was the youngest--to integrate nearby Central High School. But getting through the door was only the first of many trials. This inspiring memoir is not only a testament to the power of one to make a difference but also of the sacrifices made by families and communities that found themselves a part of history.--From publisher description.

In 1957, Walls and eight other black students--known as the Little Rock Nine--only want to make it to class. But their journey would lead the nation on a much more turbulent path. Walls writes an inspiring memoir that shines a light on this watershed moment in Civil Rights history.

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