No time to cry: 23rd Psalm kept Little Rock Nine’s Melba Pattillo Beals alive

Posted: March 3, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

Melba Pattillo Beals took part in desegregating Little Rock’s Central High School with eight other students as one of the Little Rock Nine in 1957.

By the time she was 3, Melba Pattillo Beals knew the 23rd Psalm and the Lord's Prayer by heart.

I Will Not Fear: My Lifetime of Building Faith Under Fire by Melba Pattillo Beals

Melba Pattillo Beals as a teen in the late 1950s.

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