Little Rock on trial : Cooper v. Aaron and school desegregation / Tony A. Freyer.
By: Freyer, Tony Allan.Material type: TextSeries: Landmark law cases & American society: Publisher: Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, c2007Description: xi, 276 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780700615353 (cloth : alk. paper); 0700615350 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780700615360 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0700615369 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Cooper, William G. -- Trials, litigation, etc | Aaron, John -- Trials, litigation, etc | Segregation in education -- Law and legislation -- United States | Segregation in education -- Arkansas -- Little RockAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Little Rock on trial.; Online version:: Little Rock on trial.DDC classification: 344.73/0798 Other classification: 5,3 | DU 6002
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-253) and index.
The Little Rock NAACP decision to sue, 1954-1956 -- Aaron v. Cooper: rights at bay, 1956-1957 -- The crisis erupts, 1957 -- Cooper v. Aaron: delay won and appealed, 1957-1958 -- The Cooper v. Aaron opinions: unanimity and division, 1958 -- Protean precedent since 1958.
In 1957, a violent mob barred black students from entering Little Rock's Central High School and was faced off against paratroopers sent by a reluctant President Eisenhower. This book provides a summary of that historic case and shows that it paved the way for later civil rights victories. It describes the work of the Little Rock NAACP.