Warriors Don't Cry
A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central HighBook - 1994
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cals_Stories Jul 15, 2016
The memoir of Melba Pattillo, one of the nine African American students who volunteered to integrate the all-white Little Rock Central High School.
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"I squared my shoulders and tried to remember what grandma had said:God loves you child; no matter what he sees you as his precious idea."
“The effort to separate ourselves whether by race, creed, color, religion, or status is as costly to the separator as to those who would be separated.”
“The task that remains is to cope with our interdependence - to see ourselves reflected in every other human being and to respect and honor our differences.”
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Describes the events surrounding the 1957 Little Rock Central High School Integration by Melba Pattillo Beals, a student in "The Little Rock Nine".
Author Melba Pattilo Beals was just 16 in 1957, but her young age didn’t stop her from becoming a “warrior” on the front lines of the American civil rights movement, when she was one of nine teens chosen to integrate Little Rock Central High School. The integration was indeed, a battle. Melba was taunted, threatened and even attacked – more than once. Through it all, she refused to give up … and Warriors Don’t Cry is her inspiring – and true – story.
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