Daisy Bates

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Birthday
11, 1914
Birthplace
Huttig, AR
Death Date
Nov 4, 1999 (84)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
11, 1914
Birthplace
Huttig, AR
Death Date
Nov 4, 1999 (84)

About

A Civil Rights activist and writer known for her part in the Little Rock Integration Crisis of 1957, in which she guided the nine students, known as the Little Rock Nine, who had enrolled in a previously all-white school.

Before Fame

She married L.C. Bates, her father's best friend, because her mother was sexually assaulted and murdered by white men and so she was left with him after her father left.

Trivia

She owned a newspaper called the Arkansas State Press and her memoir The Long Shadow of Little Rock won the National Book Award in 1988.

Family Life

She married L.C. Bates in 1942.

Associated With

She was greatly involved with the Little Rock Crisis when President Dwight Eisenhower stepped in and federalized the Arkansas National Guard.