Warriors Don't Cry begins when Melba and eight other black men and women in their forties return to their home state of Arkansas to meet the then-governor, Bill Clinton. Melba, the narrator and author, explains that the group, called the Little Rock Nine, is visiting Central High School in Little Rock. As teenagers in 1957, the nine of them were the first African-American students to be integrated into the school. When Melba is twelve years old, the Supreme Court rules that separate schools for whites are illegal, a ruling called Brown v. the Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. In the year after the ruling, Melba sees very little change in segregation.
They all had pass the test to attend William Frantz Elementary school but ruby end up being the only one to attend. Two others of the 6 black students went back to their old school and the other three chose to transfer to another school, leaving ruby to attend by herself. Ruby mother Lucille felt very strongly about her choice to send her daughter off to William Frantz Elementary. She felt it was a great opportunity for better education for her daughter and that it was the first step for all black African American’s children, November 14, 1960 Ruby Bridges first day of school. She was surrounded by officers and her mother on her way to school.
I can’t believe in just a couple of years I’m going to be going to college!” The day finally came; the first day of Katie’s junior year of high school. She was happy to be going back to school because she was going to see all ... ... middle of paper ... ...ong. What’s her problem?” Landon said, “I have no idea?” The semester ended and Katie ended up with a C in Mrs. Griffen’s class. When she got her grade card for first half of the year, Katie just shook her head and rolled her eyes. “I swear she probably just gave me a C because she didn’t like me,” Katie thought to herself.
She then moved to her seat but driver James F. Blake told her to follow city rules and enter the bus again from the back door. Parks exited the bus, but before she could re-board at the rear door, he drove off leaving her to walk home in the rain. On December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks refused to get up out of her seat in the colored section to a white male. Rosa Parks was not the only person to refuse to get out of her seat on the bus. Rosa Parks’ act of boldness became important symbols of the Civil Rights Movement.
Barton’s only problem was her extreme shyness. At 17, Barton became a teacher in Massachusetts’s District 9, located in Worcester County. During the next 6 years, she taught in several schools, before establishing her own school in North Oxford. At the age of 29, after teaching for more than 10 years, Barton yearned for a change. As a result, she entered the Liberal Institute in Clinton, New York, an advanced school for female teachers.
The Civil Rights Movement started with The Montgomery Bus Boycott. The Boycott officially started on December 1, 1955. Rosa Parks was an Educated women and she attended the laboratory school at Alabama State College. Even with that kind of education she decided to become a seamstress because of the fact that she could not find a job to suit her skills. Rosa Parks was arrested December 1955.
It had been a rainy day & Rosa had been waiting for a bus to take her home. When the bus finally arrived, she got on & paid the fare, but in lieu of getting back off the bus & walking back onto the bus through the back doors, she walked through the white section of the bus & sat down in her chair. Then, the bus driver got up & walked to the back of the bus where Parks was sitting. They demanded that she get off the bus & walk through the appropriate doors. "Rosa refused & after much quarrelling, they finally got off the bus & walked home in the pouring rain,” As may be able to see, at an early stage was already worn out of being pushed around.
September 25th, 1957 the Little Rock Nine’s first day of school at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. Patrol jeeps were driving all around the Central High School area including a few blocks more the paratroopers were escorting the nine African American students to first period. Just as President Dwight D. Eisenhower had expected there were many whites very unhappy screaming and chanting racial slurs at the African American students. Most of the Arkansas white population and parents of the students were very upset that African American teens were treated just like there white teens they thought whites should have their own schools and African Americans should have their own school. The Arkansas governor Orval Faubus was getting all kinds of complaints.
Parks had attended a segregated, one room school in Pine Level, Alabama. The school that she had attended lacked school supplies such as desks, and while Africa-American students had to walk to the 1st- through 6th- grade schoolhouse the white kids were provided with transportation as well as a new school building. Rosa had attended other segregated schools in Montgomery. For example, the Industrial School for Girls. While she was in 11th grade, in 1929, she was going to school at a laboratory school for secondary education.
Under federal court order, New Orleans public schools were finally forced to desegregate. (Ruby Bridges) In the spring of 1960 she took a test, along with other black kindergarteners in the city, to see who would go to an integrated school come September. That summer Ruby’s parents learned that she passed the test and had been selected to start first grade at William Frantz Public School. Her mother was all for it. Her father, on the other hand, wasn't.