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

Melba Pattillo Beals

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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Lisa Reneé Pitts

Length:

12h 39m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

22:21


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

12:29


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

40:34


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

28:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

31:24


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

14:11


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

32:54


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

22:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

37:26


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

31:32


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

23:31


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:39


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

17:57


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

28:58


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

21:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:41


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

33:32


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

27:19


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

36:15


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

16:58


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

24:34


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

23:40


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

20:36


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

27:11


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

24:24


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

33:50


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

21:21


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

32:05


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

36:00


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

00:31