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March 5, 2013 > Beals speaks at Chabot for Women's History Month

Beals speaks at Chabot for Women's History Month

Submitted By Karen Silva

Dr. Melba Pattillo Beals, author of "Warriors Don't Cry" and "White is a State of Mind," will be speaking at Chabot College on Tuesday, March 12 in the Reed L. Buffington Visual and Performing Arts Center. Dr. Beals made history as a member of the "Little Rock Nine," African-American students involved in the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School in 1957.

These students braved unremitting intimidation and bullying from those who opposed desegregation of the formerly all-white high school. Dr. Beals' experiences during her distressing year at Central High are described in "Warriors Don't Cry." She is the first of the nine students to recount her experiences in a book that won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award in 1995. An academician and a Congressional Gold Medal recipient, Dr. Beals appears in the segment on the crisis at Central High School from the award-winning documentary film "Eyes on the Prize."

In celebration of Women's History Month, the community is cordially invited to attend Dr. Beals' free speaking engagement on Tuesday, March 12 at noon. There is a $2 charge to purchase a temporary parking permit from meters in each campus parking lot. For more information, contact Jane Wolford at (510) 723-6680.

Dr. Melba Pattillo Beals
Tuesday, Mar 12
Reed L. Buffington Visual and Performing Arts Center
Chabot College
25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward
(510) 723-6680

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