Melba Pattillo Beals


Melba Pattillo Beals born Little Rock, AR December 7, 1941. One of Little Rock Nine who integrated Central High School nonviolently, 1955; later earned doctorate in education; journalist.


"I was slapped by one girl. I turned and said 'Thank you' and continued on my journey to class." (Warriors Don't Cry, p. 88; photo Melba