Warriors Don't Cry

by Melba Pattillo Beals

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What happened to the three black reporters in Warriors Don't Cry on the first day at Central High School?

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On the first day that the Little Rock Nine goes to Central High School, we are told that three black reporters (and an unspecified number of white reporters and other whites from out of town) have been badly beaten.  The beating of the reporters is actually given as a reason why the Nine were able to get into the school.  The author tells us that she finds out that she and the rest of the Nine had been able to get into the building because the mob was busy chasing and beating the reporters.

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