Before Attending SF State, Melba Pattillo Beals Was One of the Little Rock Nine
THE JOURNAL GAZETTE (FORT WAYNE, INDIANA) -- Melba Pattillo Beals currently lives in the San Francisco area. Her mother, Lois, had been among the first black graduates from the University of Arkansas.
Beals earned a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from San Francisco State University, a Master's at Columbia and a doctorate at the University of San Francisco. She worked as a reporter in public television and at an NBC affiliate and also wrote Warriors Don't Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock’s Central High.