In September 1957 nine black children tried to integrate Arkansas' Little Rock Central High School in accordance with the Supreme Court's decision in Brown v Board of Education. Claiming he was acting to keep the peace, Gov. Orval Faubus used the Arkansas National Guard to keep them out of the school. This book tells the truth about Little Rock.
Elizabeth Jacoway grew up in Little Rock, two years behind the class of the Little Rock Nine. After earning her PhD at the University of North Carolina, she returned to Arkansas and has studied southern history and the desegregation crisis ever since. Her previous publications include Understanding the Little Rock Crisis and Southern Businessmen and Desegregation. Turn Away Thy Son was originally published by Free Press in 2007.