But the icing on the cake? Image courtesy of Wisconsin-History. I believe that the Southern states had the right to secede from the US in the sbecause it was their right as a state to pull out of the Union.
President Eisenhower responded by calling in federal troops to enforce the law, turning Central High into an armed battleground. That would be a lot of reading about, to put it lightly, a girl living through hell.
The tale is depressing because unrelenting violence permeates every page, making a reader wonder not for the first time, sadly how human beings can harbor so much hatred.
Education is a state issue—I know this because I am a teacher well, certified. Forty years ago, when the US Supreme Court declared that school segregation was unconstitutional in Brown v.
I have no idea where I got the idea that the students were only assaulted outside the school by angry citizens and parents. Plus, while I knew Faubus closed down all Little Rock schools in the school year to keep the attempted integration from the previous year from continuing, I had no idea the Little Rock Nine were tortured throughout the whole school year!
Reading this book also brought to my attention that I havecome up with some very hypocritical beliefs. But this book really opened my eyes to what the students suffered at the hands of their white peers.
Of course, one can still look around at our current state of affairs, especially with recent school closings in some the most vulnerable neighborhoods in cities like OaklandChicagoCamden and Brooklyn. Arkansas governor Orval Faubus tacitly, and sometimes overtly, encouraged the violence.
However, the most pervasive problem is the daily violence to which the black students are subjected. This book is amazing. Beals includes article headlines and some snippets from those articles and her diary. Advanced units are already on duty on the grounds of Central High School.
She began writing for major newspapers and other publications on the continuing social issues surrounding the civil rights movement, as well as receiving a Masters degree in journalism from Columbia.
I really like the cover I have on my edition.
For the most part Beals simply narrates, but she does it in such a way that kept me interested the whole time. Melba describes instances in which her life is threatened, including an attempt by a group of white girls to set her on fire while she is using a bathroom stall. Board of Education has yet to undo the intertwining damage of poverty, unequal access and segregation in schools.
I know I would not be strong enough to take it. But, Faubus, as the Governor of Arkansas, had the right to do that. She was confronted by white students and their parents with threats of death, lynching, violence, and was spat on and referred to in every derogatory sense.
The students contend with the general problem of the white segregationists not understanding that they are not conspiracists but simply fellow teenagers who want to attend a quality school. Worse, many of the white teachers and administrators are unsympathetic to the fears expressed by Melba and the other students and even accuse them of imagining the violent harassment.
But It was just the opposite. The Little Rock Nine being escorted. She knew that the good school in Little Rock, the one that would prepare her best for college, was Central High, and she wanted to be in the first group of black teenagers to integrate the school.
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