Melba Pattillo Beals, one of the “Little Rock Nine” — teenagers who were the first black students to integrate schools in Little Rock, Ark. — will be the featured speaker at an event Saturday in Davis. Beals is the author of “Warriors Don’t Cry: A Searing Memoir Of The Battle To Integrate Little Rock’s Central High.”
The event also will serve as a 10th anniversary reunion for students who helped create the Race and Social Justice course in U.S. history at Davis High School. An update on equity data for the Davis schools also will be presented.
It will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High, 315 W. 14th St. The formal program will end at noon, followed by the reunion lunch.
Admission is free, but a donation of $20 is suggested. Teachers and students are free.
RSVP to Jann Murray-García at [email protected]