Melba Pattillo Beals

Melba Pattillo Beals

Melba Joy Pattillo Beals is a journalist and member of the Little Rock Nine, a group of African-American students who were the first to integrate Central High in Little Rock, Arkansas. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Melba Pattillo Beals has three videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1994 Booknotes as a Student for the Little Rock (AR) Central High School. Most common tags: Minorities, African Americans.

Appearances by Title:c. November 9, 1999 - Present Recipient, Congressional Gold Medal Videos: 1

Previously

Student, Little Rock (AR) Central High School c. January 1, 1993 - c. November 13, 1994 Videos: 2

Recent Appearances

  • Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony

    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony

    President Clinton and members of Congress honored nine former Little Rock, Arkansas high school students with Congressional Gold Medals.…

  • Little Rock High School Integration

    Little Rock High School Integration

    Ms. Beals talked about her unique perspective on the civil rights movement as one of the first African-American students at…

  • <em>Warriors Don't Cry</em>

    Warriors Don't Cry

    Melba Pattillo Beals discussed her book, Warriors Don’t Cry, which details her experiences as part of the first integrated…

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