Warrior Warriors Don T Cry By Melba Patillo Beals

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In the 1950’s through the 1960’s if one was an African-American one would have to walk three to four miles in the scorching heat to go to their all black school. Jim Crow laws were designed to segregate African-Americans and whites. Before, May 17.1954, the court would use the phrase “separate but equal” to justify excluding blacks from white facilities and services. In one Supreme Court case called Brown vs. the Board of Education of Topeka, the Chief Justice and the other eight Associate Justices on the Supreme Court ruled that all U.S. schools had to integrate. Some schools integrated while other schools did not. Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas is one school where 9 black students volunteered had to go up against the chaos of integration. …show more content…

On September 3,1957 the nine brave African-American students approached Central High School and upon arrival the students saw clusters of men and women spanning two blocks long shouting hateful comments. Only after getting through the swarm of people blocking the entrance, the Little Rock Nine were denied entrance by the Arkansas National Guard. Three weeks and several threats later the students went back to Central High, this time with the help of the 101st Airborne Division and successfully got in. Strong, courageous, and determined were attributes of Melba when she integrated Central

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