Warriors Don t Cry

Author: Melba Pattillo Beals
Publisher: Tantor eBooks
ISBN: 1618030426
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
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.

Warriors Don t Cry

Author: Melba Beals
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416948821
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
The author describes the threats and emotional abuse she endured from white student and adults along with her fears of endangering her family as she commited to being one of the first African American students to integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957.

Warriors Don t Cry

Author: Melba Beals
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416948821
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
The author describes the threats and emotional abuse she endured from white student and adults along with her fears of endangering her family as she commited to being one of the first African American students to integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957.

March Forward Girl

Author: Melba Pattillo Beals
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 1328882128
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
From the legendary civil rights activist and author of the million-copy selling Warriors Don't Cry comes a powerful, timely new memoir about growing up in the segregated South. Civil rights heroine Melba Patillo Beals puts readers right in her saddle oxfords as she struggles to understand--and fight back against--the laws that told her she was less just because of the color of her skin. Includes photos and illustrations.

I Will Not Fear

Author: Melba Pattillo Beals
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 149341383X
Format: PDF
Download Now
In 1957, Melba Beals was one of the nine African American students chosen to integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. But her story of overcoming didn't start--or end--there. While her white schoolmates were planning their senior prom, Melba was facing the business end of a double-barreled shotgun, being threatened with lynching by rope-carrying tormentors, and learning how to outrun white supremacists who were ready to kill her rather than sit beside her in a classroom. Only her faith in God sustained her during her darkest days and helped her become a civil rights warrior, an NBC television news reporter, a magazine writer, a professor, a wife, and a mother. In I Will Not Fear, Beals takes readers on an unforgettable journey through terror, oppression, and persecution, highlighting the kind of faith needed to survive in a world full of heartbreak and anger. She shows how the deep faith we develop during our most difficult moments is the kind of faith that can change our families, our communities, and even the world. Encouraging and inspiring, Beals's story offers readers hope that faith is the solution to the pervasive hopelessness of our current culture.

Warriors Don t Cry

Author: Bookrags Com
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781304490841
Format: PDF, Mobi
Download Now
A study guide for Melba Beals' book "Warriors Don't Cry," that summarizes and analysizes each chapter; discusses important people and places; and covers the themes, style, quotes, and discussion topics.

White is a State of Mind

Author: Melba Beals
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
The author continues her story of the events following the integration of the Little Rock schools and describes her journey toward forgiveness

Today the World Is Watching You

Author: Kekla Magoon
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 0761372741
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
On September 4, 1957, nine African American teenagers made their way toward Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. They didn t make it very far. Armed soldiers of the Arkansas National Guard blocked most of them at the edge of campus. The three students who did make it onto campus faced an angry mob. White citizens spit at them and shouted ugly racial slurs. No black students entered Central that day. And if the angry mob had its way, black children would never attend school with white children. But the U.S. Supreme Court had ruled in 1955 that school segregation that is, separate schools for black children and white children was unconstitutional. The Court ordered the nation s schools to be integrated. Nowhere was that process more hateful and more horrific than in Little Rock. Eventually, the nine students did make it into Central High under the protection of army soldiers. Once inside Central, they faced a never-ending torrent of abuse from white students. But the nine students persevered. Their courage inspired the growing movement for African American civil rights.

The Little Rock Nine

Author: Brian Krumm
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1491402253
Format: PDF
Download Now
"Uses primary sources to tell the story of the Little Rock Nine during the U.S. Civil Rights Movement"--