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Melba Pattillo and Ruby Bridges: Two Pioneers of School Integration

Students will: Read about the kids who took part in early school integration efforts in Little Rock, Arkansas, and New Orleans.
Read recent reflections by two of those former students.
Role-play an interview with Melba Pattillo, one of nine students who integrated Little Rock High School.
Read background and look at photos about the integration efforts in Little Rock.
Put themselves in the shoes of those kids who were pioneers in school integration and write a diary entry one of them might have written after the first week in her new school.

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