Breaking the Silence by Sara Alderman Murphy

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The Little Rock Central High School integration crisis did not end in 1957 when President Eisenhower ordered its segregation. In 1958, Arkansas governor Orval Faubus invoked a hastily passed law to close the high schools rather than obey the federal court orders that would integrate them. A group of respectable, middle-class white women, faced with the prospect of no schools, quickly put together the Women's Emergency Committee to Open Our Schools challenging Faubus's action. 303 pages
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