Melba Bales of “The Little Rock Nine” Talks About Her Life & the South in “March Forward, Girl”

Dr. Melba Patillo Bales is a truly great figure in history and in this country. She is one of the high school students from 1957, the Little Rock 9, who played a significant role in desegregation. The Federal Court had ruled on integration in all schools. Even at a very young age Melba did not understand segregation, so she was a natural candidate for the group of black students selected to attend Capital High School in Little Rock. In her memoir “March Forward, Girl” she tells of her youth and life in the south in the 1940s and 1950s.
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