As Beals wrote in her diary, "After three full days inside Central, I know that integration is a much bigger word than I thought.
John wanted her to be a decent wife taking care of the house and the children, but Melba wanted to be a news reporter.Nineteen days after they first tried to attend school, a period filled with legal wrangling in federal court, they were escorted into Central High by the local police, only to leave early. Eisenhower withdraws the st Airborne, and the nine students are forced to rely on the Arkansas National Guard for protection. Indiana University Press: Bloomington and Indianapolis, Shelves: life-stories , social-justice-human-rights , race-cultural-studies , history , nonfiction Shortly after the United States Supreme Court prohibited school segregation in Brown v. Nevertheless, eight of them made it to the end of the year one girl was expelled on May 27, and one of them became the first black student to graduate from CHS. She became a reporter on NBC television. Melba and Link become friends. The next day, the st Airborne Division a division of war heroes arrives in Little Rock. On Monday, September 23, , Melba and the other black students go to school.
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She later earned a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University. Finally, a few days after school has started, federal court judge Ronald Davies orders that the students be allowed to attend.
One night inwhile she is at school, a white soldier named John comes to her room to meet her roommate.
Nevertheless, eight of them made it to the end of the year one girl was expelled on May 27, and one of them became the first black student to graduate from CHS. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, Army's st Airborne Division to act as their escorts and protection in the hallways of Central High.