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Abilene, Kan. - The next virtual Ike Book Club meeting is scheduled for September 8 at 7 p.m. central time. The program is free and open to the public -- join us online or by phone.

Warriors Don't Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High is an autobiography written by Melba Pattillo Beals, one of the Little Rock Nine. Her memoir explores racism and focuses on the ability of young people to make a difference. Participants are also encouraged to watch the documentary Teach Us All. The film includes interviews with two other Little Rock Nine members, Elizabeth Eckford and Terrence Roberts.

Join this program as if you were meeting your friends in a cozy cafe or living room with a glass of wine -- even if you have not read the book. This informal discussion will be led by Jeff Nelson, Eisenhower Presidential Library museum technician.


The 2020 Ike Book Talk series is made possible courtesy of the Eisenhower Foundation, Union Pacific Foundation, Humanities Kansas, and the Abilene Public Library. For more details about this event, visit

About the Eisenhower Presidential Library

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum is one of 15 Presidential Libraries operated by the National Archives and Records Administration. Presidential Libraries promote understanding of the presidency and the American experience. They preserve and provide access to historical materials, support research, and create interactive programs and exhibits that educate and inspire. Public programs and exhibits at the Eisenhower Presidential Library are made possible in part through the generous support of the Eisenhower Foundation. To learn more, visit