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Warriors Don't Cry review ↠ 3 Ð In this essential autobiographical account by one of the Civil Rights Movement’s most powerful figures Melba Pattillo Beals of the Little Rock Nine explores not only the oppressive force of racism but the ability of young people to change ideas of race and identityIn 1957 well before Martin Luther King’s “I HaveIng’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 Brow. This is a powerful memoir about one girl's experience during a year of forced integration in Little Rock Arkansas I've been reading some of the cases in law school but it is a different thing to hear it from a 15 year old's perspective Whether or not you agree with the politics I think this makes for an interesting thought provoking read Also I found it so absorbing I had to remind myself that this was Real Life and not fiction so I couldn't be disappointed when my ship died But dang Liam sp was adorbs

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In this essential autobiographical account by one of the Civil Rights Movement’s most powerful figures Melba Pattillo Beals of the Little Rock Nine explores not only the oppressive force of racism but the ability of young people to change ideas of race and identityIn 1957 well before Martin Luther K. Shortly after the United States Supreme Court prohibited school segregation in Brown v Board of Education in 1954 twelve year old Melba signed a list to go to school with white people Three years later she got her wish She was selected with eight other African American students to attend and integrate Little Rock's Central High School They became known as the Little Rock Nine Immediately there were obstacles Governor Faubus called in the National Guard to surround Central High and prevent Beals and her friends from entering An angry white mob of over 1000 people shouted and grabbed at them Nineteen days after they first tried to attend school a period filled with legal wrangling in federal court they were escorted into Central High by the local police only to leave early The next day President Eisenhower ordered members of the US Army's 101st Airborne Division to act as their escorts and protection in the hallways of Central High Once inside the high school Beals experienced one violent situation after another at the hands of both her fellow classmates and her teachers Students hurled obscenities knocked her books down pinned her against a wall and tried to choke her during a pep rally and sprayed acid in her eyes Teachers and others in positions of authority spat on and slapped her or looked the other way when students were abusing her Beals and her friends never entered Central High through its main steps as their classmates did but instead used a side entrance sometimes leaving the school in ard vehicles or helicopters As Beals wrote in her diary After three full days inside Central I know that integration is a much bigger word than I thoughtIn addition to the incidents at school Beals describes other changes in her life As a result of her family's very real fears about the white mob and what might happen if she were to leave the house on the weekends Beals had to spend a lot of time at home Friends she had before entering Central High became estranged and she was no longer able to enjoy the activities she once loved Her life was entirely consumed by integration Her loving strong supportive family and the other Little Rock Nine members became the constants in her lifeDespite the many setbacks the Little Rock Nine experienced a message of hope dignity and resilience shines through Beals' memoir In the end three members of the Little Rock Nine were able to graduate from Central High School and the others finished their education elsewhere when the situation in Little Rock became too dangerous This is an important book and one that should be read by everyone As important as Martin Luther King Jr and Rosa Parks are to the history books it is also important to remember the struggles that the Little Rock Nine went through to secure access to education Five stars for both writing and educational value Highly recommended

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Warriors Don't CryN v Board of EducationThroughout 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 dow. I absolutely LOVED this book The bravery of the Little Rock nine was an inspiration to me I had no idea the extent of suffering these kids went through They are true heroes