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History 106 S401 - Little Rock and School Desegregation: Home

Little Rock - Background Sources and Getting Started

If you just want some basic information on the Desegregation of Little Rock's schols, what it was, when it happened, etc., start here.

Print Sources-Reference (located on main floor of library):

Civil Rights Movement - REF E185.61 C6124 2000 v.1-2

Encyclopedia of African-American culture and history : the Black experience in the Americas - REF E185 E54 2006

Encyclopedia of American History - REF E174 E53 2003

Print Sources-Circulating (located on lower level of library-can be checked out)
Life upon these shores : looking at African American history, 1513-2008 - FOLIO E 185 G27 2011 (chapter on Little Rock and the Civil Rights Act of 1957)

Electronic Sources (click link to access):

Little Rock - Supporters of Integrating Little Rock Schools

Sources relating to the supporters of the Little Rock Nine and school desegregation.

Print Sources:

Lift every voice : the NAACP and the making of the civil rights movement - E 185.5 N276 S85 2009

Electronic Sources:

Little Rock - Opposition

Opposition to integration at Little Rock and in general, including Citizens' Councils and others.

Electronic Sources:

Primary Sources

Print Sources:

A mighty long way : my journey to justice at Little Rock Central High School - LC 214.23 L56 L36 2009 (Memoir from one of the Little Rock Nine)

Warriors don't cry : a searing memoir of the battle to integrate Little Rock's Central High - LC 214.23 L56 B43 2007 (Memoir from one of the Little Rock Nine)

Electronic Sources:

Little Rock - Social and Cultural Aspects

Print Sources:

Finding the lost year : what happened when Little Rock closed its public schools - LC 214.23 L56 G67 2009

Electronic Sources:

Little Rock - Legal and Political Aspects

Print Sources:

Brown v. Board of Education : a civil rights milestone and its troubled legacy - KF 228 B76 P38 2001

A life is more than a moment : the desegration of Little Rock's Central High - LC214.23 L56 C68 1999

Little Rock on trial : Cooper v. Aaron and school desegregation - KF 228 C6545 F74 2007

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Online Catalog and Searching Tips

The library's online catalog defaults to a keyword search, but sometimes you can get more accurate results searching by subject heading. Listed below are a few useful subject headings to find books, ebooks, DVDs, and streaming media in the catalog. You can choose a subject search from the drop down menu under the search strip on the catalog. I've also placed a link to the catalog below.

Subject Headings:

African Americans -- Civil rights.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Arkansas -- Little Rock.
African Americans -- Education -- Arkansas -- Little Rock.
African Americans -- Segregation -- Southern States -- History.
African American students -- Arkansas -- Little Rock.
Central High School (Little Rock, Ark.) -- History.
Civil rights -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
Discrimination in education -- Arkansas -- Little Rock.
Government, Resistance to -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
Little Rock (Ark.) -- Race relations.
Public schools -- Arkansas -- Little Rock.
School integration -- Arkansas -- Little Rock.
Segregation in education -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Segregation -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
Southern States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Whites -- Southern States -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Whites -- Southern States -- Attitudes -- History -- 20th century.
Catalog Link:

History Databases

If you're looking for academic articles related to history, the following databases are best to search. Remember to search by keyword instead of full sentences, and it's often best to combine keywords with the term "and" (ie segregration and faubus). Also remember to select "full-text" when you search in these databases to get to a full article.

Subject Guide

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