Melba Pattillo Beals: warriors Don't Cry

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    Melba Pattillo Beals Born
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    The U.S. Supreme Court rules racial segregation in the public schools is unconstitutional in Brown V. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas.
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    half of the solidiers of the 101st airborn left little rock
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    Twenty-seven black students attempt to register in all-white Little Rock schools, but are turned down.
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    The NAACP files suit on behalf of 33 black children denied admittance to four white schools.
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    The city's public buses quietly are desegregated with no problems.
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    The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis upholds Judge Miller's dismissal.
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    Federal District Judge Ronald Davies nullifies the injunction.
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    Judge Davies orders desegregation to start the next day.
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    Under escort by the Army troops, the nine black students are escorted back into Central High.
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    The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis reverses the Lemley delay order.
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    The Women's Emergency Committee to Open Our Schools is formed and asks for a special election as a way to keep the schools open.
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    Voters overwhelmingly oppose integration by a vote of 7,561 for and 129,470 against.
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    stop wins the recall election by a narrow margin and the three segregationists are replaced by moderates on the School Board.
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    Federal court declared the state's school-closing law unconstitutional. The new school board announced it would reopen the high schools in the fall.
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    All grades in Little Rock public schools are finally integrated.