Daisy Bates

Daisy Lee Gatson Bates sunrise 11/11/14 Huttig Union County, Arkansas, sunset 11/4/99 Little Rock, Arkansas.

Her mother was murdered by white men who were never punished.

She was President of the Arkansas Conference of the NAACP branches in 1952.

She published the Arkansas State Press, a black newspaper.

She advised the Little Rock Nine when they integrated the Little Rock Central High School in 1957.

The Long Shadow of Little Rock was her memoir.

Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt wrote the intro for her autobiography.

She worked for the Democratic National Committee.

She served in President Lyndon Baines Johnson administration.

The third Monday in February is an official state holiday in Arkansas, Daisy Gatson Bates Day. There is also Daisy Bates Elementary School..


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