Inspirational Women

9-30-18: Melba Patillo Beals, Little Rock 9 anniversary, 'March Forward Girl',

Dr. Melba Pattillo Beals is an important and historical woman in the US. She is one of the high school students who became known as the Little Rock 9, and who played a significant role in desegregation. The Federal Court had ruled on integration in all schools in the years prior, and some leaders in Little Rock, Arkansas determined to make it reality in their city. In her memoir “March Forward, Girl” Melba tells of her youth, and life in the south in the 1940s and 1950s, with stunning insight into the time she attended Capital HS. September 25 was the 61st Anniversary of that first day of school.