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Elizabeth Eckfords experience at Little Rock high school demonstrates how difficult life was in America in 1957.

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´╗┐Assignment 2 ? Question 2 Study sources A, B and C. Does the evidence of sources B and C support Elizabeth Eckford?s account of events at little rock (source A)? Elizabeth Eckfords experience at Little Rock high school demonstrates how difficult life was in America in 1957. In source A she explains that the white people followed her calling her names just because she was black, ?The crowd began to follow me, calling me names? Elizabeth Eckford explains in great detail how nasty the white people were towards black people, although, this information was written five years after Elizabeth Eckford actually entered the school which could indicate that she was remembering it worse than it truly was, unintended. ...read more.

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He didn?t move.? The journalist also agreed that the crowd was calling abuse at the students, on the other hand, however, the journalist has not included some of the main points that Eckford was trying to get across, ?when I tried to squeeze past him he raised his bayonet? The journalist has not explained that there were guards at the premises of the school that tried blocking the students from entering, and has gone against what Eckford explains, saying there was no violence only shouting and also he explains that white people were hysterical which is not mentioned in Eckfords book, This indicates that neither one of these sources are not entirely reliable as they both state different things. ...read more.

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The photograph also agrees with both A and B when it shows the white people screaming at the black people. However source C does disagree with A in some ways as it doesn?t show Eckford scared when she said that she was frightened, ?I was very frightened? It also doesn?t show any physical violence as neither does source B. Overall I think that source C is the most reliable out of the three as it is a photograph and you can?t change what a photograph looks like. I think that source C supports source A more that B because as Eckford explained guards were present which is shown in the photograph, you can also see the crowd of white people are screaming at Eckford which also supports what source A has suggested. Word count: 529 ...read more.

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