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Warriors Don't Cry: Searing Memoir of Battle to Integrate Little Rock
by Melba Pattillo Beals

Published: 1995-02-01
Paperback : 312 pages
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In 1957, well before Martin Luther King’s "I Have a Dream" speech, Melba Pattillo Beals and eight other teenagers became iconic symbols for the Civil Rights Movement and the dismantling of Jim Crow in the American South as they integrated Little Rock’s Central High School in the wake ...
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In 1957, well before Martin Luther King’s "I Have a Dream" speech, Melba Pattillo Beals and eight other teenagers became iconic symbols for the Civil Rights Movement and the dismantling of Jim Crow in the American South as they integrated Little Rock’s Central High School in the wake of the landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling, Brown v. Board of Education.


Throughout her harrowing ordeal, Melba was taunted by her schoolmates and their parents, threatened by a lynch mob's rope, attacked with lighted sticks of dynamite, and injured by acid sprayed in her eyes. But through it all, she acted with dignity and courage, and refused to back down.

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  "Wariors Don't Cry"by janett (see profile) 09/14/12

A very good book in describing the events of desegreation in 1957. I think all high school students should have tis on their must read list.

 
  "A must read!"by CrystalH (see profile) 06/24/12

Very interesting and inlightening but very disturbing to learn how these students were treated when they intergrated Central HIgh in Little Rock Arkansas in 1957. All Americans should read this book.... (read more)

 
  "Although not fine literature, this book is well written and lends itself to thinking and talking about important personal and social concerns."by judymcatee (see profile) 09/10/07

 
  "Great discussion regarding this book."by sacquard (see profile) 09/10/07

 
  "Gripping memoir about the struggle of 9 children involved in integration in Arkansas in 1958"by john.lombardo (see profile) 09/10/07

A sad but moving story about 8 children in Little Rock in 1958 and their struggles to integfrate Central High School

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