Warriors Don’t Cry


Melba Beals

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The McCabes Character Analysis

A white, Quaker family in Santa Rosa, California who take Melba in after a call is sent out by the NAACP seeking sympathetic families who would give members of the Little Rock Nine “safe harbor” and the resources with which they could continue their educations. George McCabe is a psychologist. He and his wife, Carol, have four children. Though Melba is initially “frightened” to live with a white family, the McCabes prove to be very loving and have a positive influence on her.
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The McCabes Character Timeline in Warriors Don’t Cry

The timeline below shows where the character The McCabes appears in Warriors Don’t Cry. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 18
Racism and Living Under Jim Crow Theme Icon
The Cost of Non-Conformity Theme Icon
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...five students with safe harbor and the chance to finish school. Melba moves in with the McCabes of Santa Rosa, California. Dr. George McCabe is a professor at San Francisco State University.... (full context)