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I Will Not Fear: Melba Beals of the Little Rock Nine

In 1957, Melba Patillo Beals, was one of nine African-American high school students chosen to integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. She became a journalist, professor, author, and at the age of 52 adopted twin sons. 86 more words

Review: I Will Not Fear

Gentle Reader,

I would learn that God is everywhere… His love exists without limitations of color or race…

Their very special acceptance and love would become a life-changing experience for me.

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Throwback Thursday-The Ernest Green Story (1993)

To be the first in anything is to become a hero. It is also a difficult journey that tests the strongest among us. Ernest Green… 137 more words


Warriors Don't Cry Book Review

In 1957, Melba Pattillo Beals did not intend to make history. She simply wanted an education. But like every other African-American in the  Jim Crow… 178 more words


My Bucket List Top 5 for Black History Month

With Black History Month around the corner, I thought I’d share my bucket list for places I’d like to visit to commemorate the great American… 963 more words


SD News Roundup: Community organizing in Denver, two new books and some good news

The roundup this week covers a few (maybe) under-the-radar type stories, some of which have promising implications for the school integration movement. The first is a story about what appears (to me, at least) to be a relatively new community organizing group in the Denver area. 823 more words

School Segregation

Remembering Little Rock

By Eilene Lyon

Integration Comes to Little Rock

Just over 60 years ago, Little Rock Central High became the setting for the first real test of the landmark 1954 Supreme Court decision in… 810 more words