Warriors Don't Cry

Searing Memoir of Battle to Integrate Little Rock

By Melba Pattillo Beals
(Washington Square Press, Paperback, 9780671866396, 336pp.)

Publication Date: February 1, 1995

Other Editions of This Title: Compact Disc, Compact Disc, MP3 CD

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Description

In 1957, Melba Pattillo turned sixteen. That was also the year she became a warrior on the front lines of a civil rights firestorm. Following the landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling, Brown v. Board of Education, Melba was one of nine teenagers chosen to integrate Little Rock's Central High School.

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.

This is her remarkable story.




About the Author

Melba Pattillo Beals is a journalist and member of the Little Rock Nine, a group of African-American students who were the first to integrate Central High in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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