Daisy Bates was born in Huttig, Arkansas on November 11, 1914. She had a very hard life growing up. When she was just a little girl she lost both of her parents. It is that her mother was raped and murdered by three white men. Her father left her once he heard the news of her mother. She was left with friends of her parents. She has had tragedies in her life, but she did not let them stop her from being very successful throughout her life. Her education path went as follows: Huttig, Arkansas, public schools which were under the desegregation laws, Shorter College and Philander Smith College are the two schools she attended. She was an American Civil Rights Activist, author, publisher, and writer and played a major role in the Little Rock Nine. She did marry Lucious Christopher Bates in early 1940’s. The started a small newspaper company called, “Arkansas State Press”. The paper dealt with the civil rights movement. Mrs. Bates had so many different awards and achievements that she was recognized for including: President of the Arkansas Chapter of the NAACP, the fight against segregation of Little Rock Central High School, and in her later years the activist rolls she took on in Washington, D.C. After all of her hard work in the civil rights movement, she came home and lived the rest of her days in Little Rock, AR where she died in November of 1999. She was brought to the attention of the world because of her work with the Little Rock Nine.
The Little Rock Nine is very widely known and keeps people interested in what actually took place during this time. The way that she plays a major role in this event that has been made a part of history is that she was the advisor for the students who tried to integrate into then an all-white Central High School. The first time that they tried to enter the school was on the September 4, 1957. As they appeared at the school they were greeted by a band of angry whites that taunted them as they came in. To make the...
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