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    • Warriors Don't Cry

    • A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High
    • By: Melba Pattillo Beals
    • Narrated by: Lisa Reneé Pitts
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

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    • By Anonymous User on 08-09-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • I Will Not Fear

    • My Story of a Lifetime of Building Faith Under Fire
    • By: Melba Pattillo Beals
    • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • By Amazon Customer on 01-26-18

    Regular price: $20.97

    • March Forward, Girl

    • From Young Warrior to Little Rock Nine
    • By: Melba Pattillo Beals PhD
    • Narrated by: Janina Edwards
    • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Regular price: $34.99