Poignant Words from an American Hero

“When I watch news footage of the day we entered the school guarded by the 101st soldiers, I am moved by the enormity of that experience. I believe that was a moment when the nation took one giant step forward.”

Melba Patillo Beals on the Integration of Little Rock Schools in Warriors Don’t Cry (1994)

Excerpted from: Howe, Randy, ed. The Quotable Teacher. Guilford, CT: The Lyons Press, 2003.

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