A mighty long way : my journey to justice at Little Rock Central High School / Carlotta Walls LaNier ; with Lisa Frazier Page ; [foreword by Bill Clinton].Material type: TextPublication details: New York : One World/Ballantine Books, c2009.Edition: 1st edDescription: xvi, 284 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cmISBN:
- 9780345511003 (hardcover : alk. paper)
- 034551100X (hardcover : alk. paper)
- LaNier, Carlotta Walls
- School integration -- Arkansas -- Little Rock -- History -- 20th century
- Central High School (Little Rock, Ark.) -- History
- African American students -- Arkansas -- Little Rock -- Biography
- African Americans -- Civil rights -- Arkansas -- Little Rock -- History -- 20th century
- Little Rock (Ark.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century
- LC214.23.L56 L36 2009
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When 14-year-old Carlotta Walls walked up to Little Rock Central High School on September 25, 1957, she and eight other black students only wanted to make it to class. But the journey of the "Little Rock Nine" would lead the nation on an even longer and much more turbulent path, one that would challenge prevailing attitudes, break down barriers, and forever change America. Descended from a line of proud black landowners and businessmen, Carlotta was raised to believe that education was the key to success. After Brown v. Board of Education, the teenager volunteered to be among the first black students--she was the youngest--to integrate nearby Central High School. But getting through the door was only the first of many trials. This inspiring memoir is not only a testament to the power of one to make a difference but also of the sacrifices made by families and communities that found themselves a part of history.--From publisher description.