Eyes on the Prize

Fighting Back (1957–1962) | The Little Rock Nine

Preview: Season 1 Episode 2 | 33s  | Video has closed captioning.

Melba Pattillo Beals, one of the Little Rock Nine students, shares the police's plan to escort them to safety on the day they were to attend Arkansas's Central High School. It was the school's first day of desegregation but instead an angry crowd surrounded the student and school. From Eyes on the Prize: Fighting Back (1957–1962).

Aired: 04/04/21

Rating: TV-PG

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