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Jacoway, Elizabeth 1944-

Works: 16 works in 34 publications in 1 language and 3,230 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Pictorial works  Finding aids  Interviews  Academic theses  Oral histories 
Roles: Author, Interviewer, Editor
Classifications: LC214.23.L56, 379.2630976773
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Most widely held works about Elizabeth Jacoway
Most widely held works by Elizabeth Jacoway
Turn away thy son : Little Rock, the crisis that shocked the nation by Elizabeth Jacoway( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A historical account of the efforts of nine African-American students to integrate Central High School draws on interviews to offer insight into the behind-the-scenes experiences of the students and members of their community
Southern businessmen and desegregation( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding the Little Rock crisis : an exercise in remembrance and reconciliation( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the fall of 1957, Gov. Orval Faubus used the Arkansas National Guard to prohibit nine black children from entering Little Rock's Central High School. Forty years later, in the fall of 1997, the "Little Rock Nine" returned to Central High, this time escorted by President Bill Clinton. In the years that had intervened, the United States had witnessed substantial changes in American race relations, but the city of Little Rock had not overcome its legacy of strife. The two-year crisis left behind confusion and misunderstanding. Racial and class-based mistrust lingers in the city of Little Rock, and, nationally and internationally, perceptions of Arkansas are still tied to the decades-old images of hatred and strife that marked the Little Rock crisis."--BOOK JACKET. "In 1997, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock sponsored a gathering of scholars who traced the origins and addressed the legacy of the Central High crisis. Elizabeth Jacoway and C. Fred Williams commissioned a series of original papers that discussed economic, constitutional, historical, and personal aspects of the crisis and of segregation. Jacoway and Williams have collected the best of these papers, by such authors as Sheldon Hackney, Joel Williamson, and James Cobb and offer them here in the hope of enhancing understanding of, and creating a dialogue about, this defining moment in American history."--Jacket
Yankee missionaries in the South : the Penn School experiment by Elizabeth Jacoway( Book )

4 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Adaptable South : essays in honor of George Brown Tindall( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behold, our works were good : a handbook of Arkansas women's history( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lost year : the untold story of the year following the crisis at Central High School( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The school year following the 1957 "Crisis at Central High" is the untold story of the Little Rock Desegregation Crisis. In the fall of 1958, all four high schools in Little Rock were closed to avoid integration again. More than 3,600 black and white students were locked out of their public schools for the entire year. Strangely, the football programs continued. Film by Lost Year classmate, Sandra Hubbard, and Dr. Sondra Gordy, Dept. of History, University of Central Arkansas and co-producer, the Lost Year Project
Newport and Jackson County by Tim Watson( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For almost 200 years, Jackson County has been a typical farming community in the Mississippi Delta. Based on timber, cotton, and freshwater pearls, its early economy produced great wealth for a small group of landowners. In the 1920s, Jackson County was the 10th-largest cotton producer in the country. However, with the arrival of the tractor in the 1950s and the departure of the laboring classes, the county's economy spiraled downward. The tensions in this social mix led to a creative fermentation that allowed Jackson County to become one of the birthplaces of rock and roll. Images of America: Newport and Jackson County tells many of the colorful stories of the history of the county, from land barons and sharecroppers to Elvis, illuminating the rich heritage of its apparently simple towns and communities
The industrial education myth : character-building at Penn School, 1900-1948 by Elizabeth Jacoway( )

2 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jim Johnson of Arkansas : segregationist prototype by Elizabeth Jacoway( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth Jacoway oral history interviews( )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The collection consists of copies of the transcriptions of interviews Elizabeth Jacoway conducted with Daisy Gatson Bates and Vivion Lenon Brewer, two leaders of the effort to desegregate Central High School. Elizabeth Jacoway was a co-editor of Understanding the Little Rock Crisis: an exercise in remembrance and reconciliation. Fayetteville, Ark.: University of Arkansas Press, 1999, and a scholar of the Little Rock desegregation crisis. The transcripts were copied from the Southern Historical Collection, the Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and were given to the University of Arkansas Libraries by Ms. Jacoway. Users of the material should refer to the Southern Historical Collection in their citations
Oral history interview with Daisy Bates, October 11, 1976 : interview G-0009. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) by Daisy Bates( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daisy Bates, noted journalist and civil rights activist, shares her experiences with civil rights activism and school desegregation in Little Rock, Arkansas. This interview offers some insights into the nature of civil rights organizing and the personal courage and determination of civil rights workers
Oral history interview with Vivion Lenon Brewer, October 15, 1976 : interview G-0012, Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) by Vivion Lenon Brewer( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vivion Lenon Brewer grew up in an affluent white family, unaware of the plight of blacks in Little Rock, Arkansas. During her later tenure in Washington, D.C., she became very ill. While recovering, she drew close to a fellow employee--a black woman from whom she gained new insights about the destructive impact of racism and segregation in the United States. When she moved back to Arkansas, Brewer sought to reduce the poverty and illiteracy that plagued blacks in the South. In 1957, Governor Orval Faubus chose to close Little Rock public schools rather than integrate them. Brewer, along with several other prominent local women, including Adolphine Terry and Velma Powell, organized the Women's Emergency Committee to Open Our Schools (WEC). The group initially proposed a mission to alleviate racial tensions between blacks and whites. However, in order to garner the support of other prominent and forceful local Arkansas women, the WEC founders reconfigured the original mission to one centered on reopening the public schools. The women, unlike men, were unharmed by the Faubus machine's economic intimidation tactics; they were able to engage in effective and dedicated strategies to open the public schools. While the WEC experienced remarkable success, Brewer does recall some difficult realities the group had to address. She explains the purposeful omission of black women from the Committee, in order to permit the WEC activists and the larger white community to gradually accept racial integration. Many frustrated white segregationists viewed WEC members as disregarding their racial heritage. Brewer describes the palpable fear the women activists regularly felt. After the WEC disbanded in the early 1960s, Brewer continued her activism by organizing educational programs for black children in the low-income Scott community of Little Rock. She concludes the interview with an assessment of contemporary race relations in Little Rock
Oral history interview with Edith Mitchell Dabbs, October 4, 1975 : interview G-0022, Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) by Edith M Dabbs( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The daughter of a Southern minister whose humble origins sometimes clashed with his wife's more well-to-do familial connections, Edith Mitchell Dabbs grew up in South Carolina during the early twentieth century. Dabbs begins the interview by offering some brief remembrances of her childhood. She describes her family background, offering insight into the family life of white middle class Southerners in South Carolina. Dabbs spends more time, however, describing the family background and history of her husband, James McBride Dabbs, whom she married in 1935. James McBride Dabbs married into a family that owned a sizeable plantation in Sumter County, South Carolina, dating back to the antebellum period. Dabbs spends considerable time tracing the history of her husband's family tree, focusing specifically on its roots in Sumter County. James McBride Dabbs' father had married into the McBride family of Egypt Farms, as the plantation was named until Edith and James renamed it Rip Raps Plantation, after the name of the original house on the plantation. Because much of the rest of the interview is devoted to a discussion of their activities in causes for racial justice, Dabbs describes the ways in which her husband (and presumably she, too) grew up believing that the Civil War had solved the "race question" with the emancipation of enslaved people in the South. Later, both became increasingly cognizant of the impact of Jim Crow segregation in perpetuating inequalities, and consequently advocated for social change. Dabbs explains that her husband first became involved in issues of civil rights in the 1940s, when he began to speak out publicly against state legislation that prohibited the registration of African American voters. From there, the two became increasingly involved in networks that espoused the fall of Jim Crow and racial equality throughout the 1940s and 1950s. Dabbs' recollections about this early phase of the civil rights movement are particularly interesting for researchers because she addresses the alienation and opposition they faced, as well as the surreptitious nature of organization. Her description of a secretive meeting held in Montgomery, Alabama, is especially revealing of the danger that surrounded civil rights activities and the risks that activists took in trying to bring about change. Also of interest to researchers is Dabbs' perceptive discussion of "paternalism" and the lengths to which she and her husband, as white supporters of change, went to avoid having a paternalistic attitude towards those they were trying to help. Additionally, Dabbs describes her work with the United Church Women, focusing on the opposition that group faced in South Carolina because of its liberal reputation for espousing integration; the friendship she and her husband shared with Virginia and Clifford Durr, Robert Frost, and other social activists; and some of her thoughts on St. Helena Island and the Penn School, about which she later wrote two books. Dabbs concludes the interview with a discussion of her life with her husband and children on Rip Raps Plantation
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Turn away thy son : Little Rock, the crisis that shocked the nation
Alternative Names
Burns, Elizabeth Jacoway

Jacoway Watson, Betsy, 1944-

Watson, Betsy Jacoway, 1944-

English (32)

Understanding the Little Rock crisis : an exercise in remembrance and reconciliation