Little Rock Nine

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Little Rock Nine
The Little Rock Nine were one of the most important groups in history. They were called the Little Rock Nine because there were nine young black students, who were the first to integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. The Little Rock Nine were important in the Civil Rights movement because they were the first black students to be allowed to attend an all-white high school. There are numerous stories and documentation of the events that took place at Little Rock’s Central High School and Melba Pattillo Beal, who was a part of the Little Rock Nine group, autobiography is a very vivid emotional writing. The most important piece of historical information that Beal’s Warriors Don’t Cry provides about the integration of Little Rock Central High School is the emotional toll that the integration brought on the students and their community. This is the most important piece of historical information provided by Warriors because it is told from a first person point of view, and it reveals how difficult it was for blacks and whites to accept integration and how far they were willing to go to put an end to it.
In the beginning of Melba Patillo Beals, Warriors Don’t Cry, it starts off telling about the first day that integration starts. Her mother is driving her to the school and before they leave, they notice the unusual things happening in their neighborhood. When her mother tries to wave at their neighbors and when Melba tries to wave at her friends as

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