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Warriors Don't Cry

Melba Pattillo’s autobiographical account of the integration of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, explores not only the power of racism, but also ideas of justice, identity, and choice.
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English — US

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  • Civics & Citizenship
  • History
  • Social Studies
  • Democracy & Civic Engagement

Following the landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling Brown v. Board of Education, Melba Pattillo became a warrior on the front lines of a civil rights firestorm. Warriors Don’t Cry is her autobiographical account of the integration of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957. This book explores not only the power of racism, but also such ideas as justice, identity, and choice. Facing History and Ourselves has published a study guide to accompany this book.

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Warriors Don't Cry

Date of Publication: February 1994

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