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'A God-chosen opportunity'

The story of Melba Beals and "The Little Rock Nine"

From the March 31, 2003 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


When 15-year-old Melba Pattillo entered an Arkansas high school in 1957, she had no idea of the adversity she'd facing in the pursuit of a good education. But this member of "The Little Rock Nine" chosen to integrate Central High School came to see that her grandmother had already taught her the most valuable lesson of all, on the love of God.