Jamison Lecture: "Warriors Don't Cry" with Melba Pattillo Beals

Thursday, March 18, 2021
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Journalist and author Melba Pattillo Beals was a member of the Little Rock Nine, a group of African-American students who were the first to integrate Central High in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957. In her book Warriors Don’t Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Desegregate Little Rock’s Central High School, Beals gives a first-hand account of what she encountered at age 15.

This annual lecture is made possible by the Alonzo and Elisabeth Jamison Lectureship Endowment, which assists the TWU Department of History and Political Science in bringing nationally or internationally recognized scholars or civic leaders to the University for a public lecture. The late Alonzo Jamison represented Denton County in the Texas House of Representatives for 14 years, then served on the TWU faculty and as Chair of the Department of History and Government. His wife of 62 years, Elisabeth, was a TWU alumna who also taught at the University.

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