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Warriors Don't Cry

In her emotional and thought-provoking memoir Warriors Don't Cry, Melba Pattillo Beals tells the readers about the struggles and the humiliation she had to endure as a young black woman who tried...

Latest answer posted June 27, 2019 10:32 am UTC

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The Little Rock Nine entered Central High School in September of 1957 in an attempt to integrate the school after the landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case. Arkansas National...

Latest answer posted March 15, 2016 6:52 pm UTC

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One theme of Warriors Don't Cry is overcoming racism and social injustice. Beals was one of the Little Rock Nine, the first black students to integrate all-white Central High School in Little Rock,...

Latest answer posted May 7, 2011 7:36 am UTC

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Warriors Don't Cry is Melba Pattillo Beal's autobiographical account of her involvement in the integration of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957. She was part of the Little Rock...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2016 11:06 pm UTC

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Melba Pattillo Beals is above all a very strong character, because she has to be. As one of the Little Rock Nine, a group of African-American students trying to gain admission to a racially...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2020 12:35 pm UTC

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The definition of a hero is someone who is admired for his or her courage or good deeds, so I think Melba Patillo Beals is a true hero. She had great courage to face the angry mobs that taunted her...

Latest answer posted October 27, 2016 12:24 pm UTC

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While she is in Cincinnati, Melba gets the news that she has "been assigned to go to Central High with the white people". Melba is in the midst of a glorious visit to her Great Uncle Clancey's...

Latest answer posted July 16, 2009 7:53 am UTC

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Melba first experienced racism at birth. There was a problem with her delivery because she was a good-sized baby; the doctor who delivered her used forceps and injured her scalp. A few days...

Latest answer posted July 16, 2009 11:14 am UTC

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On her way home one day, Melba is savagely attacked by an irate white man who tries to rape her. He's angry at the landmark decision of the US Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education (1954),...

Latest answer posted May 18, 2018 10:57 am UTC

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The book is first and foremost an autobiographical memoir of the time in Beals’s life when she was one of the nine black students to attend the all-white Central High School. This means it is her...

Latest answer posted August 1, 2018 8:26 pm UTC

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The problems that Melba Pattillo and her compatriots faced was racism in its ugliest form. While merely trying to get an education at high school in Little Rock, Melba must deal with death threats,...

Latest answer posted July 12, 2020 2:56 pm UTC

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The title of Warriors Don't Cry means that true warriors have faith in God and don't entertain fear or sorrow because of their belief. They get back up when a battle knocks them down. When Melba is...

Latest answer posted April 4, 2019 8:02 pm UTC

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In her autobiography, Warriors Don’t Dry, Melba Pattillo Beals tells about her experiences integrating into Little Rock High School in 1957. The book is a moving narrative about the impact of...

Latest answer posted November 3, 2019 5:58 pm UTC

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One passage that identifies Melba Pattillo Beals's purpose in the book Warriors Don't Cry is the following: "My eight friends and I paid for the integration of Central High with our...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2016 10:43 pm UTC

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Melba's parents were furious after discovering that Melba had been chosen to attend Central High. Part of their anger was derived from their fear for Melba's safety. Additionally, Melba's parents...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2017 3:00 pm UTC

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Grandmother India helps Melba understand the significance of what she is doing to integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. She tells Melba that "God's warriors don't cry" and that...

Latest answer posted July 29, 2016 1:28 am UTC

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Melba is also given journalistic opportunities to write about what she is experiencing at Little Rock. During one interview at the home of NAACP leader Daisy Bates, a reporter asks if she can...

Latest answer posted June 7, 2018 12:28 pm UTC

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To support the claim that Mary Antin and Melba Beals wrote their autobiographies very differently, consider how Beals’s book revolves around a specific event. Beals's autobiography is grounded in...

Latest answer posted June 15, 2021 8:10 pm UTC

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Melba's wise grandmother, Grandma India, gives Melba her diary. When Melba was about six, she told her grandmother that she thought bodies were just containers for sprits and that one day, she...

Latest answer posted June 13, 2016 6:08 pm UTC

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Sammy Dean Parker is a white supremacist, the unofficial leader of the opposition to school desegregation at Little Rock High. He's got the strange notion in his head that the Little Rock Nine...

Latest answer posted October 18, 2019 9:10 am UTC

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Melba started attending Central High School as a junior. She was fifteen years old. Melba was born on the day of the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. She grew up at 1121 Cross Street in...

Latest answer posted July 15, 2009 2:31 pm UTC

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In Chapter 9, the governor's attorneys walked out of the court as a protest. The lead attorney, Tom Harper, had initially asked Judge Ronald Davies to disqualify himself from the case, as he had...

Latest answer posted September 13, 2016 7:59 pm UTC

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One Friday evening, when Melba's family goes to Mr Waylan's store to shop, they are overcharged for their groceries by twenty-two dollars. In the novel, Melba describes how the adults in her family...

Latest answer posted July 7, 2016 5:52 pm UTC

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Melba's health didn't improve immediately because the white nurses neglected to continue with the necessary treatment that would have cured Melba of her infection. When Melba was born, the doctor...

Latest answer posted July 6, 2016 9:02 pm UTC

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What she means by this is that you do not get dignity or freedom from how others treat you or from what things you have. Instead, we get our dignity from our own minds -- we have dignity and...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2010 11:18 pm UTC

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The most important and major event that takes place in Chapter 8 occurs in the first half of the chapter after Melba and her family are delivered a note in the middle of the night from President...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2009 11:18 am UTC

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Melba Pattillo Beals’ memoir of her role in the integration of a Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, provides a first-person account of the physical and emotional abuse to which she and...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2014 2:43 pm UTC

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Warriors are traditionally thought of as being strong, often in the context of war. The kind of strength shown by Melba and the other students may not be the martial strength normally associated...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2019 6:05 am UTC

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In addition to seeing herself as a warrior, Melba was also able to survive because she created a support system for herself. While other students left—voluntarily or forcibly—Melba stuck it out...

Latest answer posted August 1, 2018 8:32 pm UTC

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Well, to understand the middle of this important book, you must understand the beginning. It is a TRUE frame story written by Melba Beals, one of the few African American students admitted, as...

Latest answer posted July 15, 2015 12:18 am UTC

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Grandma India dies due to leukemia ("blood cancer" -- cancer affecting blood cells or bone marrow) in October, 1958. Warriors Don't Cry is about Melba, one of nine African American students to...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2014 6:49 pm UTC

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When Melba Pattillo and eight other African American adolescents, along with their families, decided the students would attend Central High School, they already understood that their decision would...

Latest answer posted June 17, 2021 8:26 am UTC

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Melba realizes immediately that Mrs. Pickwick's class will be different from the others, and that Mrs. Pickwick is someone who can be trusted. In all the other classes Melba attends, the teacher...

Latest answer posted July 18, 2009 5:42 am UTC

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Melba Pattillo Beal’s memoir Warriors Don’t Cry shows how the 1957 school year marked the end of adolescent innocence for the individual African American students involved. Beals and her African...

Latest answer posted June 22, 2021 11:53 pm UTC

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The white supremacist Governor of Arkansas, Orval Faubus, orders the National Guard to enforce segregation at Little Rock High despite its being ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in Brown...

Latest answer posted June 17, 2019 6:02 am UTC

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I believe that the confrontation about which you are asking occurred on the first day that Melba tried to attend Central High. As they approached the school, Melba and her mother found themselves...

Latest answer posted July 18, 2009 3:58 pm UTC

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Warriors Don’t Cry is the true story of Melba Pattillo Beals and her journey to help integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1955. She volunteers, without consulting her family,...

Latest answer posted February 14, 2020 8:10 pm UTC

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Once the soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division are stationed at Central High, Melba and her friends find their tormentors no longer have the power to physically assault them with impunity. The...

Latest answer posted July 7, 2016 7:25 pm UTC

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In Warriors Don't Cry, we see that Melba Beals's grandmother India plays a very important part in her life. She is a constant source of comfort, wisdom, and encouragement, always there for Melba...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2021 7:43 am UTC

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To find the answers to this question, you need to look at the very first page of the book. On the first day that the nine kids were supposed to go and integrate Central High School in Little Rock,...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2010 11:08 am UTC

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It appears that two different questions have been asked here. The main Enotes question is an opinion question, so feel free to state whether or not you would speak at all at the meeting. If you...

Latest answer posted March 7, 2017 2:36 pm UTC

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Link, like a lot of Southern white children at the time, was raised by a black nanny. In his case, it was Nana Healey. Nana is a kind, caring, considerate lady who takes very good care of Link. He...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2017 10:02 am UTC

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When Melba can't go out on New Year's Eve, she sits at home compiling her New Year's resolutions. At the top of her list is to survive until May 29 (the last day of school). She also resolves to...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2016 4:10 pm UTC

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Melba didn't tell her parents she volunteered to go to Central High because she knew that they would not be supportive of her choice. Since racial tensions were high after the Brown v. Board of...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2017 2:41 pm UTC

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The segregationists don't want any of the nine students to graduate, but Ernest Green is a particular concern as he's the oldest of the group. If he graduates, then they're worried that this will...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2018 8:54 am UTC

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Melba couldn't look forward to enjoying her Christmas break because Minnijean's suspension from school opened up the real possibility that integration would fail and all members of the Little Rock...

Latest answer posted July 7, 2016 6:34 pm UTC

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What one finds most surprising about the actions of white people opposed to integration will depend on the person and their knowledge of the events that Melba Beals articulates in her memoir...

Latest answer posted June 17, 2021 8:59 pm UTC

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As Arkansas state president of the NAACP, Daisy Bates is naturally sympathetic to the plight of the Little Rock Nine. She knows that this is an important test case for civil rights in the South,...

Latest answer posted July 22, 2020 11:35 am UTC

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The case Brown Vs the Board of Education was monumental in ending segregation because it dismantled the opposing sides argument, that separate is equal. Since Brown won, integration was seen as the...

Latest answer posted November 15, 2009 3:52 pm UTC

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When Melba puts her name down for Central High, she's not just thinking of herself; she's thinking of her people. As an intelligent, hard-working student, Melba knows that her educational needs...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2018 8:12 am UTC

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