Reassessing Hannah Arendt’s “Reflections on Little Rock” (1959)

  title={Reassessing Hannah Arendt’s “Reflections on Little Rock” (1959)},
  author={Maribel Morey},
  journal={Law, Culture and the Humanities},
  pages={110 - 88}
  • M. Morey
  • Published 1 February 2014
  • History
  • Law, Culture and the Humanities
In 1959, Hannah Arendt published an essay in Dissent criticizing the school integration movement. Ever since, the essay has been understood as an anomaly in her work and an affront to the school integration movement that followed Brown v. Board of Education (1954). Rather than being dismissed, this article suggests that Arendt’s “Reflections on Little Rock” should be read alongside her contemporaneous works and appreciated for bringing up a topic that was central to Brown. It argues that Arendt… 

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