After the success of the Little Rock Nine, Bates continued to work on improving the status of Black people in the South. Her influential work with school integration brought her national recognition. In 1962, she published her memoirs, The Long Shadow of Little Rock. Eventually, the book would win an American Book Award.
US Civil Rights Era
Listening Tree Video (LT) February 7, 2021 CLIP: POLICE BRUTALITY AGAINST DEMONSTRATORS FOR CIVIL RIGHTS, BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, USA, 1963
The Alabama state police brutally attacked the marchers, using fire hoses, dogs, and tear gas