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

By Francisca Jones

This article was published March 3, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

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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.

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.

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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mrcharles says... March 3, 2018 at 12:12 p.m.

To be clear she needed faith to protect herself from thugs of faith.

If she reads the right wingers post here she can the rattlesnakes have shed their overt fangs and are skilled at code words or straight out like hate like gen custer.

What are the odds the vile crowds screaming in the background vote for Trump if still alive? Speculation but better odds than betting on races.

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WGT says... March 4, 2018 at 8:09 a.m.

Humanity. The strength is us. Together. One can imagine anything to be a higher power. It comes down to the strength inside. Whatever your “god” is, it’s an inside job.

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PopMom says... March 4, 2018 at 9:06 a.m.

What a wonderfully strong woman.

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