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Author Counts, I. Wilmer (Ira Wilmer), 1931-

Title A life is more than a moment : the desegregation of Little Rock's Central High / text and photographs by Will Counts ; with essays by Will Campbell, Ernest Dumas, and Robert S. McCord.

Published Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, [1999]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  370.19342 COUN    AVAILABLE
Physical description xviii, 76 pages : illustrations ; 22 x 26 cm
Contents A Perspective of Central High / Ernest Dumas 1 -- An Unexpected Crisis / Robert S. McCord 9 -- Covering the Crisis 29 -- Back to Central High 57 -- Congressional Gold Medal 75.
Summary A Life Is More Than a Moment carries us back to those painful and turbulent times, but it does not leave us there. For more than thirty years, Will used these images as proof of the power of a well-taken photograph to do good. Stung by the claims of a student that Central High was not better off for his efforts in 1957, Will decided to return to Little Rock. He went back to Central High and took a new series of photos. He even managed to find many of the most important people in his original photographs. Much has happened to them in forty years, and Will, the consummate storyteller, gives voice to their lives.
Will Campbell, author of Brother to a Dragonfly, is right on the mark in the Introduction when he says of Will that "his camera was a veritable X-ray machine, probing the depths of the drama." This is a book that does show some of the terrible ugliness in life, but in the end it is also a beautiful story of hope and reconciliation.
Other author Campbell, Will D.
Dumas, Ernest, 1937-
McCord, Robert S.
Subject Central High School (Little Rock, Ark.) -- History.
School integration -- Arkansas -- Little Rock -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Arkansas.
ISBN 0253336376 (alk. paper)