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Clarissa Sligh

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It Wasn't Little Rock is a narrative that explores the life of Mozelle, a passive American Southern black woman, who feeds her children one by one into the country’s 1950s school racial integration "experiment" and their later reflections on that situation. The book was created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Brown vs. Board of Education decision which ruled that “separate but equal” schools were unconstitutional. The title, It Wasn't Little Rock, comes from the response given by black students, when describing their experiences at the newly integrated schools.
It wasn't Little Rock
The book is a continuation of The Witness Project, an installation at the Washington Projects for the Arts in 1991, which focused on the civil rights and anti-war protest movements of the 1960s and 1970s. Research in libraries and archives and videotaped interviews of many people, including a Congressman, John Lewis, who was a young activist and Carolyn Goodman, mother of Andrew Goodman, one of three young men, who was killed in Mississippi when they tried to register black voters. The Witness Project was later installed in 1992 at Art In General in New York City.
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