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Lessons from Little Rock

Author: Terrence J Roberts
Publisher: Little Rock, Ark. : Butler Center Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats

Tells how the author's life changed when he became a symbol of desegregation. Showing what it felt like to be one of those nine students who wanted only a good high school education, this work takes  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Terrence J Roberts; Terrence J Roberts
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Terrence J Roberts
ISBN: 9781935106111 1935106112
OCLC Number: 351296260
Notes: "One of the 'Little Rock Nine'."
Description: 187 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: My moment as a fly --
First grade executives --
A minister who learned the wrong lesson --
Saved by the west ninth street taxi --
Finding dad before he drank up the paycheck --
"Stretch it out" --
Three dollars, an eel, and bright kids --
The all-white electricians' union --
The Little Rock Seventeen" --
Photographs --
Daisy Bates and Thurgood Marshall --
A system for rating insults --
The penknife and the switchblade --
The emotional price of non-violence --
Lessons from the barbershop and lawn-mowing clients --
Unexpected move to Los Angeles --
Those who would re-write history --
Consulting for the Little Rock School District --
Much to learn --
Not a linear journey.
Responsibility: Terrence Roberts.
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"A remarkable and powerful story of personal strength." - Paul Robert Walker, author of Remember Little Rock"

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