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ë Warriors Don't Cry (Unabridged) é The landmarkSupreme Court ruling, Brown v Board of Education, brought the promise of integration to Little Rock, Arkansas, but it was hard won for the nine black teenagers chosen to integrate Central High School inThey ran the gauntlet between a rampaging mob and the heavily armed Arkansas National Guard, dispatched by Governor Orval Faubus to subvert federal law and bar them from entering the school President Dwight D Eisenhower responded by sending in soldiers of the st Airborne Division, the elite Screaming Eagles and transformed Melba Pattillo and her eight friends into reluctant warriors on the battlefield of civil rights May marks the fortieth anniversary of the Brown v Board of Education ruling, which was argued and won by Thurgood Marshall, whose passion and presence emboldened the Little Rock struggle Melba Pattillo Beals commemorates the milestone decision in this first person account of her ordeal at the center of the violent confrontation that helped shape the civil rights movement Beals takes us from the lynch mob that greeted the terrified fifteen year old to a celebrity homecoming with her eight compatriots thirty years later, on October hosted by Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton in the mansion that Faubus built As they returned to tour the halls of the school, gathering from myriad professions and all corners of the country, they were greeted by the legacy of their courage a bespectacled black teenager, the president of the student body at Central High Beals chronicles her harrowing junior year at Central High, when she began each school day by polishing her saddle shoes and bracing herself for battle Nothing, not eventhe st Airborne Division, could blunt the segregationists brutal organized campaign of terrorism that included telephone threats, insults and assaults at school, brigades of attacking mothers, rogue police, restroom fireball attacks, acid throwers, vigilante stalkers, economic I bought multiple copies of this book during the pandemic to deliver to students since all of our school copies were locked int he building To say I was ticked off when I discovered this version is missing about ten chapters of the store would be an understatement. Admittedly, I haven t got round to reading this yet but my motivation for buying it was when I learnt about these then kids struggles on BBC s Hardtalk to gain what we now take for granted a fair education. Amazing amazing amazing read Actually ordered this for a friend so cannot comment my self but it was what he wanted so can only guess it was good.