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A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School

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When fourteen-year-old Carlotta Walls walked up the stairs of 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,” as they came to be known, 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 the landscape of America.

For Carlotta and the eight other children, simply getting through the door of this admired academic institution involved angry mobs, racist elected officials, and intervention by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who was forced to send in the 101st Airborne to escort the Nine into the building. But entry was simply the first of many trials. Breaking her silence at last and sharing her story for the first time, Carlotta Walls has written an engrossing memoir that is a testament not only to the power of a single person to make a difference but also to the sacrifices made by families and communities that found themselves a part of history.

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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 shines a light on this watershed moment in Civil Rights history in this inspiring memoir.

About the Author

Carlotta Walls LaNier attended Michigan State University and graduated from Colorado State College-now the University of Northern Colorado, on whose board of trustees she sits. After working for the YWCA, she founded her own real estate brokerage firm, LaNier and Company. A sought-after lecturer, LaNier speaks across the country, and she has received the Congressional Medal of Honor and two honorary doctorate degrees. She is the mother of two children, Whitney and Brooke, and lives in Englewood, Colorado, with her husband, Ira.

Lisa Frazier Page, an editor and award-winning reporter at The Washington Post, is the co-author of the New York Times bestseller The Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream. A graduate of New Orleanss Dillard University, Page holds a masters degree from Northwestern Universitys Medill School of Journalism. She grew up in Bogalusa, Louisiana, and lives in the Washington, D.C., area with her husband. They have four children.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345511010
Author:
Lanier, Carlotta Walls
Publisher:
One World
With:
Page, Lisa Frazier
Foreword by:
Clinton, Bill
Foreword:
Clinton, Bill
Author:
Page, Lisa Frazier
Author:
Clinton, Bill
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
African American students - Arkansas -
Subject:
School integration -- Arkansas -- Little Rock.
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Civil Rights
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20100731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16-PG B/W PHOTOS ON TEXT STOCK
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.96x5.26x.71 in. .53 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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 shines a light on this watershed moment in Civil Rights history in this inspiring memoir.
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