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Melba Beal Letter

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Many hardships and experiences Melba Beals a member of the Little Rock Nine went through relate to the cruel world that Baldwin describes in his letter. When Melba was just five she experiences segregation first hand when she attempts to ride on the carousel. Melba can see an empty horse right in front of her and is eager to get her chance on the ride, but as she tries to hand the concessionaire her money she is told "There's no space for you here." Baldwin is aware that this is how people of color are treated by racist white bigots and explains this when he writes "Wherever you have turned...you have been told where you could go and what you could do..." Baldwin is demonstrating how in this time and age whites view themselves as the greater
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