The legacy of William Harold Flowers

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The Pine Bluff attorney made the NAACP powerful in Arkansas. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was the single most important organization in the single most important event in the 20th century in Little Rock and Arkansas: the 1957 desegregation of Central High School. At a local level, the NAACP, through Daisy and L.C. Bates, assisted by local attorneys Wiley Branton and Christopher C. Mercer among others, provided support for the Little Rock Nine and fought in the courts for school desegregation. At a national level, Thurgood Marshall, head of the NAACP's Legal Defense Fund Inc. and its team of attorneys successfully supported local court action and helped defeat a whole battery...

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The legacy of William Harold Flowers

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