Warriors Don’t Cry
From the paper:
We are not these bodies, we are spirits, God’s ideas,` Grandma India explained to Melba Pattillo Beals one afternoon as they tended Grandma’s garden of four-o’clocks. `You don’t want to be white, what you really want is to be free, and freedom is a state of mind (6). It was perhaps those words of wisdom spoken to a child only six years of age that helped create the courage that would one day be needed by Melba to fulfill her destiny. Melba Pattillo would, ten years later, be among the first Black children to attend and help integrate Little Rock’s previously all-White Central High School.