Essay Topic 1
It is presented as significant that Melba was born on December 7, 1941. Explain why. What did the grandmother claim was Melba's destiny and why?
Essay Topic 2
In 1954, the monumental court case, Brown v. The Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas was heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. The court stated that "separate but equal" was now unconstitutional and that public schools must integrate. What was the "separate but equal" doctrine and why was it impossible to have both "separate" and "equal"? Why was this decision significant for Melba and her family?
Essay Topic 3
The white leaders of Little Rock refer to Little Rock people as "forward-thinking" and a place where white and African American people got along. These leaders thought that racism was not a problem because there hadn't been a lynching in the state for almost ten years. Melba believed the Little Rock of her...
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