Warriors Don’t Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock’s Central High

Warriors Don't Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High Author Melba Pattillo Beals
ISBN-10 1416948821
ISBN-13 9781416948827
Year 2007-07-24
Pages 240
Language English
Publisher Simon Pulse
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An innocent teenager An unexpected hero 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

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