Book Discussion on Turn Away Thy Son

Betsy Jacoway talked about her book, Turn Away Thy Son: Little Rock, the Crisis that Shocked a Nation, published by Free… read more

Betsy Jacoway talked about her book, Turn Away Thy Son: Little Rock, the Crisis that Shocked a Nation, published by Free Press. Ms. Jacoway, a native of Little Rock, Arkansas, recounted the integration of Central High School in September of 1957. She described the 1957-59 desegregation crisis in great detail, focusing on the travails of the “Little Rock Nine,” the black students who integrated the school against great resistance. After her presentation she responded to audience members' questions. 

This book was published to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the integration of Central High School. close

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Book Discussion on Turn Away Thy Son

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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
First Aired:
Sep 22, 2007
Last Aired:
Jan 21, 2008

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  • Sep 22, 2007 | 1:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 23, 2007 | 2:04am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 21, 2008 | 1:03am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 21, 2008 | 5:30am EST | C-SPAN 2
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