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Article "Little Rock Situation Arouses Old Problem"

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Article "Little Rock Situation Arouses Old Problem"
The Collegian

Description

A Collegian column reflecting on tension in the South after the Little Rock Nine enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957. The author attempts to account for the hostility surrounding the Little Rock situation by relating the struggle for racial equality to the history of the country itself. In the first part of the text, the author offers a brief synopsis of the Declaration of Independence against English domination. After the United States was established, ongoing work over time had to be done before the country gained recognition "as an equal." Next, the author describes advancements made by Black people after enslavement as "almost approach[ing] the spectacular." Finally, the author suggests the violence and resistance surrounding the Little Rock Nine is a repercussion of prejudices embedded deep within the American people. Just as it happened with the establishment of the United States, time and hard work will cause a shift in perspective and allow for equality.

Source

Baker, Anne-Martin. "Little Rock Situation Arouses Old Problem." The Richmond Collegian XLIV, no. 3, (October 4, 1957): 3. http://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19571004.2.18&srpos=3&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN

Publisher

The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1957-10-04

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English

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Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Citation

Baker, Anne-Martin, “Article "Little Rock Situation Arouses Old Problem",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 22, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/397.