I Will Not Fear - Melba Beals

I Will Not Fear

By Melba Beals

  • Release Date: 2018-01-16
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 5
From 6 Ratings


In 1957, Melba Beals was one of the nine African American students chosen to integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. But her story of overcoming didn't start--or end--there. While her white schoolmates were planning their senior prom, Melba was facing the business end of a double-barreled shotgun, being threatened with lynching by rope-carrying tormentors, and learning how to outrun white supremacists who were ready to kill her rather than sit beside her in a classroom. Only her faith in God sustained her during her darkest days and helped her become a civil rights warrior, an NBC television news reporter, a magazine writer, a professor, a wife, and a mother.

In I Will Not Fear, Beals takes readers on an unforgettable journey through terror, oppression, and persecution, highlighting the kind of faith needed to survive in a world full of heartbreak and anger. She shows how the deep faith we develop during our most difficult moments is the kind of faith that can change our families, our communities, and even the world. Encouraging and inspiring, Beals's story offers readers hope that faith is the solution to the pervasive hopelessness of our current culture.


  • Two fold

    By Jekwus
    I just read the sample and purchased this book. But i heard an interview on “think” NPR PBS KERA with the author that inspired and excited me. This book is a serious lesson on faith. Plus it is a biography of the arthor about a brutal time in history from Pearl to current it is like two books in one. Now I have just completed reading this book. By chapter nine I had Real tears. Half way through I was practicing faith. And toward the end I was experiencing miracles. Lesson well taught MPB