Civil Rights Icon: Dr. Melba Pattillo Beals

    2019 Emmy Award Winner

    Civil Rights pioneer, Melba Pattillo Beals, Ph.D, one of the Little Rock Nine who turned her trials into triumphs. She is a best selling author of “Warrior’s Don’t Cry”, “March Forward Girl” and “I Will Not Fear.” Her writing healed past pains: Jim Crow Era of separate drinking fountains, bathrooms, restaurants, not allowed on the bus & finding her family’s handyman who was lynched and hung in the rafters of her church. Dr. Beals shares how God pulled her through all of her horrific trials and finally seeing the promises of her Grandmother and God come into fruition and now living the equality that she prayed and hoped for all of her life. She offers powerful advise for young people, students and words of wisdom for many generations.