Women's Emergency Committee to Open Our Schools (WEC)

Women's Emergency Committee to Open Our Schools (WEC)

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Creator:Miller, Laura A.
Title:Women's Emergency Committee to Open Our Schools (WEC)

Entry on the organization the Women's Emergency Committee to Open Our Schools (WEC), was formed in 1958 to combat Governor Faubus' closing of Little Rock public schools following the desegregation crisis at Central High School.

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Types:Articles | Black-and-white photographs
Subjects:Faubus, Orval Eugene, 1910-1994 | School integration--Massive resistance movement--Arkansas--Little Rock | School integration--Arkansas--Little Rock | Education--Arkansas--Little Rock | Public schools--Arkansas--Little Rock | Students--Arkansas--Little Rock | Teachers--Arkansas--Little Rock | Women social reformers--Arkansas--Little Rock | Little Rock (Ark.) | Pulaski County (Ark.)
Institution:Richard C. Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Contributors:Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture
Online Publisher:[Little Rock, Ark.] : The Central Arkansas Library System | 2006-04-04
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copyright Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture 2007

Persistent Link to Item:http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=716