Melba Patillo Beals, Warriors Don’t Cry (book)

One would think, knowing both the hostility of southern whites to integration and the strong desires of African Americans for civil rights in the 1950s, that it would be clear, based on race, how those involved in Little Rock felt about integration. Upon reading Beals’s memoir of that integration episode, however, it becomes more complicated. Write a paper that explores why there were both blacks and whites who opposed the efforts of Beals and the Little Rock Nine and both blacks and whites who supported their efforts. Make sure to address why people opposed or supported integration, and who accounted for the majority of each category. Remember that you will address family, students, teachers, members of Civil Rights organizations, community members, outsiders, and city, state, and federal officials.

Sample Solution