Melba Pattillo Beals 'Warriors Don' T Cry

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When reading Warriors Don’t Cry by Melba Pattillo Beals, the readers will be shown the discrimination that the author faces, along with the eight other black students who accompany her to the Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in the year of 1957. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) registered these nine students due to their excellent grades. Melba accounts for the violence and racial slurs that she endured during her only year at Central High. Despite the discrimination she suffered, she continued to work hard and excel in school. The Little Rock Nine were heroes for their sacrifice of breaking the racial barrier between white and black students, making this an important event in the African American Civil…show more content…
Plessy v. Ferguson is significant for its declaration for its “separate but equal” statement in 1896, supporting the Jim Crow laws that were established at the time. Though less than a decade later, the Brown v. The Board of Education of Topeka, a future court case in which the U.S Supreme Court reversed the previous decision and allowed for racial integration in schools throughout the United States. The Brown v. The Board of Ed. declared that blacks and whites were to be integrated into the same schools because the Plessy v. Ferguson case denied the Fourteenth Amendment. Following the decision, Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas admitted nine black students, though most opposed this. A white mob protested against a group of black students, known as the Little Rock Nine, from entering the high school. Orville Faubus, the governor of Little Rock at the time, was a prominent segregationist. Segregationists opposed the court ruling and integration within society. “When the Court issued its
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