Melba Pattillo Beals, Member of Little Rock Nine, Earned Journalism Degree from SF State

Tuesday, February 09, 2021
FORT COLLINS COLORADOAN (COLORADO) -- After noticing the journalists who covered the Little Rock Crisis in 1957, Beals said she became fascinated with their work. “I identified with these journalists. I loved them ... and I became one,” said Beals, whose first published work ran in the New York Post when she was 15. She ended up earning a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from San Francisco State University, a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and a doctorate degree in education from the University of San Francisco