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By Dunbar H. Ogden

On September four, 1957, the gang of African American highschool scholars who grew to become referred to as the Little Rock 9 walked as much as front of principal excessive to join institution. They have been grew to become away through the nationwide shield, who have been known as out via Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus. “Blood will run within the streets,” stated Faubus, “if Negro students may still try to input imperative excessive School.” A mob seethed out entrance. the fellow who led the 9 as much as the strains of the nationwide safeguard on that fateful morning used to be the author's father, a white Presbyterian pastor.

My Father stated Yes is the untold tale of the Reverend Dunbar Ogden, who turned the pro-integration chief in Little Rock's white group. He spoke back to a choice for aid from Daisy Bates, co-owner of the town's black newspaper. either confronted fierce competition from inside in addition to from open air. Reverend Ogden misplaced his church and Daisy Bates misplaced her newspaper.

This memoir can be a relocating father-son tale. during this frank account, the writer discusses the melancholy his father battled for many of his lifestyles, in addition to the relations tragedy of his brother's suicide.

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Stanard Equen and his wife had a true, warm home. Cousin Â�Stanard worked very hard, with hands on. He did lots of hunting— had parties of men—bobcats, snakes, all sorts of wildlife was still plentiful, and dangerous. He was what you’d call a man’s man, he was OK. He had a lot of good, likable qualities in him, about average height, reddish chestnut hair they called ‘chatin’—Creole patois, I think—and a twinkle in his blue eyes. ” My father would start remembering and there was no stopping him.

He stands there on the steps of his shanty. 16 My Father Said Yes “Cousin Stanard gets out and reaches over, picks up the pistol, and starts fumbling with it. The black man sees the handgun. “╯‘Come down here,’ shouts my cousin Stanard. The black man walks a few steps out to the road and stops by the car, a careful distance from the weapon. His head and shoulders slumped, dusty and torn clothes hanging on him. He just stands, his thick hands by his sides. ‘Why haven’t you got on better with your cotton here?

Bates,” he said. “Do you think this is the business of the church? Do you think it’s part of the work of religion to participate in a movement that might be thought of as more political and social than of a churchly nature? Don’t you think it’s possible it will be said of the ministers that they’ve gotten a little too dramatic, 22 My Father Said Yes Dunbar H. , with his rare copy (1585) of the Geneva Bible, called the “Breeches Bible,” Huntington, West Virginia, December 3, 1959. (Photograh by H.

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