Warriors Don T Cry

Warriors Don T Cry

Warriors Don T Cry

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.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Melba Beals
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2007-07-24
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9781416948827


Warriors Don T Cry

Warriors Don T Cry

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 identity. In 1957, well before Martin Luther King’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, Brown v. Board of Education. 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. Warriors Don’t Cry is, at times, a difficult but necessary reminder of the valuable lessons we can learn from our nation’s past. It is a story of courage and the bravery of a handful of young, black students who used their voices to influence change during a turbulent time.

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Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
Author : Melba Pattillo Beals
Publisher : Washington Square Press
Release : 1995-02-01
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 0671866397


The Long Shadow Of Little Rock

The Long Shadow Of Little Rock

At an event honoring Daisy Bates as 1990’s Distinguished Citizen then-governor Bill Clinton called her "the most distinguished Arkansas citizen of all time." Her classic account of the 1957 Little Rock School Crisis, The Long Shadow of Little Rock, couldn't be found on most bookstore shelves in 1962 and was banned throughout the South. In 1988, after the University of Arkansas Press reprinted it, it won an American Book Award. On September 3, 1957, Gov. Orval Faubus called out the National Guard to surround all-white Central High School and prevent the entry of nine black students, challenging the Supreme Court's 1954 order to integrate all public schools. On September 25, Daisy Bates, an official of the NAACP in Arkansas, led the nine children into the school with the help of federal troops sent by President Eisenhower–the first time in eighty-one years that a president had dispatched troops to the South to protect the constitutional rights of black Americans. This new edition of Bates's own story about these historic events is being issued to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the Little Rock School crisis in 2007.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Daisy Bates
Publisher : University of Arkansas Press
Release : 2014-08-01
Total Pages : 269 Pages
ISBN : 9781610752473


Children Of The City

Children Of The City

The turn of the twentieth century was a time of explosive growth for American cities, a time of nascent hopes and apparently limitless possibilities. In Children of the City, David Nasaw re-creates this period in our social history from the vantage point of the children who grew up then. Drawing on hundreds of memoirs, autobiographies, oral histories and unpublished—and until now unexamined—primary source materials from cities across the country, he provides us with a warm and eloquent portrait of these children, their families, their daily lives, their fears, and their dreams. Illustrated with 68 photographs from the period, many never before published, Children of the City offers a vibrant portrait of a time when our cities and our grandparents were young.

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Genre : History
Author : David Nasaw
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2012-05-16
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9780307816627


March Forward Girl

March Forward Girl

From the legendary civil rights activist and author of the million-copy selling Warriors Don't Cry comes an ardent and profound childhood memoir of growing up while facing adversity in the Jim Crow South. Long before she was one of the Little Rock Nine, Melba Pattillo Beals was a warrior. Frustrated by the laws that kept African-Americans separate but very much unequal to whites, she had questions. Why couldn’t she drink from a "whites only" fountain? Why couldn’t she feel safe beyond home—or even within the walls of church? Adults all told her: Hold your tongue. Be patient. Know your place. But Beals had the heart of a fighter—and the knowledge that her true place was a free one. Combined with emotive drawings and photos, this memoir paints a vivid picture of Beals’ powerful early journey on the road to becoming a champion for equal rights, an acclaimed journalist, a best-selling author, and the recipient of this country’s highest recognition, the Congressional Gold Medal.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Melba Pattillo Beals
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2018-01-02
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 9781328919151


Warriors Don T Cry

Warriors Don T Cry

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Melba Patillo Beals
Publisher : Tantor eBooks
Release : 2011-10-03
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9781618030177


They Called Me Number One

They Called Me Number One

BC Book Prize, Non-Fiction, Bev Sellars, They Called Me Number One (Finalist) Burt Award for First Nations, M�tis, and Inuit Literature: Bev Sellars, They Called Me Number One (Third Prize winner) Like thousands of Aboriginal children in Canada, and elsewhere in the colonized world, Xatsu'll chief Bev Sellars spent part of her childhood as a student in a church-run residential school. These institutions endeavored to "civilize" Native children through Christian teachings; forced separation from family, language, and culture; and strict discipline. Perhaps the most symbolically potent strategy used to alienate residential school children was addressing them by assigned numbers only-not by the names with which they knew and understood themselves. In this frank and poignant memoir of her years at St. Joseph's Mission, Sellars breaks her silence about the residential school's lasting effects on her and her family-from substance abuse to suicide attempts-and eloquently articulates her own path to healing. Number One comes at a time of recognition-by governments and society at large-that only through knowing the truth about these past injustices can we begin to redress them.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Bev Sellars
Publisher : Talonbooks Limited
Release : 2013
Total Pages : 227 Pages
ISBN : 0889227411


Warriors Don T Cry

Warriors Don T Cry

A SEARING MEMOIR OF THE BATTLE TO INTEGRATE LITTLE ROCK'S CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL.

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Author : Melba Patillo Beals
Publisher :
Release : 1994-01
Total Pages : 312 Pages
ISBN : 0605160287


Reading Writing And Rising Up

Reading Writing And Rising Up

Give students the power of language by using the inspiring ideas in this very readable book.

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Genre : Education
Author : Linda Christensen
Publisher : Rethinking Schools
Release : 2000-01-01
Total Pages : 186 Pages
ISBN : 9780942961256


I Will Not Fear

I Will Not Fear

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.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Melba Pattillo Beals
Publisher : Baker Books
Release : 2018-01-16
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 9781493413836