Melba Pattillo Beals Stand Against Segregation

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Melba Pattillo Beals was one of the Little Rock Nine who took a stand against segregation. Melba isn’t some person who walked the face of the earth and had a family and a job, she didn’t just have this normal life, she was a result of segregation in the United States in 1950’s and 1960’s, Melba Pattillo Beals took a stand against/on segregation in the United States by integrating into Central High School in Central Arkansas, which inspired other African American people of the U.S. to help integrate other schools and stop segregation. How many people wake up everyday and face a world of hate and disrespect for their culture. Where the color of our skin makes us different, while white is just a state of mind.

Beals took a stand against segregation as a young teen. She wanted a more superior education, "Beals saw going to Central High as an opportunity for a better education when she answered the NAACP 's call for volunteers."(Heroism). Beals was not scared to do this either, all because she had God on her side, Beals states ¨I felt that if what my parents said was correct — that God loved me equally with all the white people — then I deserved to have what everybody else had. I deserved to go to whatever school I chose. I trusted 100% that God would take care of me, because I was doing the right thing.
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Beals and the other eight teens that signed up for this highly dangerous and terrifying experience arrived at the school September 4,1957.On this day they were not let in the school and Ms. Eckford was threatened to be hung. Eckford had not
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