Daisy Bates By nicole melcher + Brianna telford

Daisy Bates was an African American civil rights activist and newspaper publisher who documented the battle to segregation in Arkansas. Her birthday was on November 11, 1914 and she was born in Huttig, Arkansas.

Bate's childhood was Marks's by tragedy. Her mother was sexually assualted and murdered by 3 white men and her father left her. She was raised by friends of the family.

She became the president of the Arkansas chapter of the NAACP. In 1952 she has a book called The Long Shadow of Littke Rock.

She met her husband, Christopher Bates, as a teenager. They got married in the early 1940's and moved to Little Rock, Arkansas. They operated in the Arkansas State Press, a weekly African American newspaper.

She returned to Little Rock in the mid-1960's and spent much of her time on community programs.

Christopher died in 1980 and after she resuscitated their newspaper from 1984 to 1988. Daisy Bates died on November 4, 1999 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

She had received numerous awards including a honorary degree from the university of Arkansas. Bates is best remembered as a guiding force behind one of the biggest segregation battles.

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