Brown vs Board of education; The Supreme Court ruled that segregation was illegal.
Melba was a seventh grader
The supreme court of Topeka, Kansas ruled that segregation in public schools was unconstitutional.
Realiza that grandma was right
our people were streching out to knock down
Mrs Rosa Parks
Who did so much to inspire the young Melba Pattillo, was 42 years old when she was arrested.
fall term of 1957
were going to enter Central High School (an all-white school)
Little Rock Nine
Melba Pattillo Beals made history as a member of the Little Rock Nine, the nine African-American students involved in the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School.
Faubus goes to court
The goverment of Arkansas Filesa Case in Court to appeal for the suspension of integration in Arkansas schools. Little Rock Nine does not get to central Hs yet.
Nation Guard back in Central
airborne was not in Little Rock Central. National Guardsmen were there. melba was attacked with flaming wads of papernto preventher from ebtering the girls bathroom
Acid in the faced
A boy rab up to melba with a smalll bottle and spray liquid over her face. Iturned out to be acid. Danny ran over to her and put her face over running water to wash it away. He saved her from blindness.
% of 101st Airborne go home
Half of the soldiers of the 101st Airborne left little rock.
Minnijean gets suspended
A group os students were tainting Minniejean in the cafeteria while she was holding her tray of food . she lost her balance and spilled chili all over two students.
Minnijean get Expelled From Central
Andy, one of the taunters plan to attac. melba and hurt her. lne, a white kids her get away by lettin her use hin cae
Beals was awarded the prestigious Spingarn Medal
The parents of Elizabeth Eckford, Thelma Mothershed, Melba Patillo and Jefferson Thomas . the campus of Hall High Schot shortly after registration began A few minutes later, reporter: were ejected from the Centra High campus.
The five "originals" who signed up, all seniors, were: Melba Patillo, Jefferson Thomas. Elizabeth ford, Thelma Mothershed and Carlotta Walls. Three of the original niner have left Little Rock.
Pattillo married Matthew Beals.
They had one daughter but divorced after ten years of marriage. She subsequently adopted two boys.
Melba Patillo is a writer in San Francisco. CGloria Ray is married and lives in Sweden. EIizabeth Eckford is a social - in Little Rock.
Melba Patillo Beals
Two, Melba Patillo Beals and Eliza beth Eckford, did not attend.
They didn't, but every time the black student, Melba Patillo, was called on to answer a question, some of the white students would turn around and stare at her .
Interview with Melba Pattillo Beals, conducted by Blackside.
Melba Pattillo Beals, 45, earned a master's degree in broadcast journalism from Columbia University and now lives in Sausalito, Calif.
Warriors Don’t Cry:
Beals, Melba Pattillo. Warriors Don’t Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Desegregate Little Rock’s Central High School. New York: Washington Square Books
A followup memoir relates what happened after Melba Pattillo Beals helped integrate an Arkansas high school. THE THINGS WE DO TO MAKE IT HOME.
Children can take part in online activities such as imagining themselves in the shoes of Melba Pattillo who in the 1950s attended one of the first integrated high schools in Arkansas.