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Bates, Daisy Lee (nee Gatson)

Born: 1922 AD
Died: 1999 AD, at 76 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Activists, Authors, Journalist, Publishers


1914 - Daisy Lee Gatson Bates is a US black civil rights activist was born 11th of November in Huttig, Arkansas.


1952 - Elected as President of the Arkansas State Conference of NAACP branches.


1957 - Bates and her husband L.C. Bates were important figures in the Little Rock Integration Crisis.


Published a local black newspaper, the Arkansas State Press, which publicized violations of the Supreme Court's desegregation rulings.


1958 - Spingarn Medal(also awarded jointly to the Little Rock Nine).


1959 - Little Rock Crisis resulted in the loss of much advertising revenue to their newspaper and it was forced to close.


1960 - Daisy Bates moved to New York City.


1962 - Wrote memoir "The Long Shadow of Little Rock".


1963 - Bates is the only woman to speak at March on Washington.


1965 - Suffered a stroke and returned to Little Rock.


1968 - Moved to the rural black community of Mitchellville, Desha County, Arkansas.


1980 - Bates revived the Arkansas State Press and her memoir, The Long Shadow of Little Rock, won a 1988

American Book Award.


1999 - Daisy Bates died in Little Rock, Arkansas on 4th of November.





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