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Warriors don't cry: a searing memoir of the battle to integrate Little Rock's Central High

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The landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling, Brown v. Board of Education, brought the promise of integration to Little Rock, Arkansas, but it was hard-won for the nine black teenagers chosen to integrate Central High School in 1957. They ran a gauntlet flanked by a rampaging mob and a heavily armed Arkansas National Guard-opposition so intense that soldiers from the elite 101st Airborne Division were called in to restore order. For Melba Beals and her eight friends those steps marked their transformation into reluctant warriors-on a battlefield that helped shape the civil rights movement.Warriors Don't Cry, drawn from Melba Beals's personal diaries, is a riveting true account of her junior year at Central High-one filled with telephone threats, brigades of attacking mothers, rogue police, fireball and acid-throwing attacks, economic blackmail, and, finally, a price upon Melba's head. With the help of her English-teacher mother; her eight fellow warriors; and her gun-toting, Bible-and-Shakespeare-loving grandmother, Melba survived. And, incredibly, from a year that would hold no sweet-sixteen parties or school plays, Melba Beals emerged with indestructible faith, courage, strength, and hope.
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9781452624945
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Full title warriors don t cry a searing memoir of the battle to integrate little rocks central high
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subject_facet African American students -- Arkansas -- Little Rock -- Biography, Beals, Melba, Central High School (Little Rock, Ark.) -- History, School integration -- Arkansas -- Little Rock -- History -- 20th century
title_display Warriors don't cry : a searing memoir of the battle to integrate Little Rock's Central High
title_full Warriors don't cry : a searing memoir of the battle to integrate Little Rock's Central High / Melba Pattillo Beals, Warriors don't cry : a searing memoir of the battle to integrate Little Rock's Central High [electronic resource] / Melba Pattillo Beals
title_short Warriors don't cry :
title_sub a searing memoir of the battle to integrate Little Rock's Central High
topic_facet African American students, Beals, Melba, History, School integration