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Melba Pattillo

By selidet
  • Struck

    Someone hit Melba with a tennis racket from the back.
  • Racial problems

    A survey was conducted by the NAACP in the student union office to attempt to discover the current opinion concening racial problems
  • School integrated

    University of Arkansas school of law is integrated
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    melba pattillo

  • Born

    Melba Pattillo beals was born
  • School integrated

    University of Arkansas school of law is integrated
  • Brown vs. Board of Education

    Brown vs. Board of Education
    The Supreme Court ruled that segregation was illegal
  • he supreme court of Topeka

    Melba was a seventh grader, the supreme court of Topeka, Kansas ruled that segregation in public schools was unconstitutional.
  • Faubus goes to Court

    The governor of Arkansas files a case in court to appeal for the suspension of integration in Arkansas school. Little Rock nine does not get to go to Central HS yet
  • City and States Police

    Faubus says he's hoping for no unrest; U.S. keeping close eye on little rock
  • 101 st Airborne troop arrive in little rock

    1200 soldiers/ paratroopers from the national army came to little rock to make sure that integration proceeds
  • 101 st. Airborne troop arrive in little rock

    1200 soldiers/ paratroopers from the national army came to little rock to make sure that integration proceeds
  • Dynamite

    someone threw a lit stick of dynamite into the stairwell where Melba and Danny were. Melba also attended a pep rally on his day and someone tried to choke her.
  • National guard back in central

    101 st airborne was not in little rock central. National guardsmen were there.
  • Acid in the face

    A boy ran up to Melba with a small bottle and spray liquid over her face. I t turned out to be acid. Danny ran over to her and put her face over running water to wash it away.
  • 1/2 of 101 st Airbone go home

    Half of the soldiers of the 101 st Airbone left Little Rock
  • All of the soldiers go home

    After Thanksgiving all of the soldiers leaves and the LR9 lose their bodyguards. National Guard keeps the peace.
  • Minnijean gets suspended

    A group of students were taunting Minniejean in the cafeteria while she was holding her tray of food. She lost her balance and spilled chili all over two students. She was taken by a school officiak to the office and suspended. Slogan of "One nigger down, eight to go." floated around.
  • Minnijean gets ultimatum

    The superintendent warns Minnijean that she should not react to anyone who taunts her.
  • Expelled

    Minnijean gets expelled from central.
  • Attack

    Andy, one of her taunters, plan to attack Melba and hurt her. Link, a white kid, helps her get away by letting her use his car.
  • Patillo life

    Patillo married Matthew Beals. They had one dauthter but divorced after ten year of marriage. She subsequently adopted two boys