Women's Emergency Committee; Women; Integration; Little Rock (Ark.); Education
Flyer issued by the Women's Emergency Committee to Open Our Schools (WEC). Gov. Orval Faubus closed the Little Rock public schools to avoid integration. Virginia closed schools as well, but reopened after the law was declared unconstitutional.
Winthrop Paul Rockefeller stands barefoot on a rock and dressed in ragged pants, undershirt, suspenders, old hat, and corncob pipe, holding a rifle, with airplane, airplane hangar, and moonshine still in background.
Arch Ford, Director of the Arkansas Department of Education, wrote this editorial supporting the Federal Vocational Education Act of 1963, which would provide equal opportunties in schools for both African American students and teachers.