Daisy Bates - 1914-1999 

American civil rights activist, publisher, and writer who played a leading role in the Little Rock Integration Crisis of 1957. Her and her husband published a local black newspaper, the Arkansas State Press, which publicized violations of the Supreme Court's desegregation rulings. Bates guided and advised the nine students, known as the Little Rock Nine, when they attempted to enroll in 1957 at Little Rock Central High School, a previously all-white institution.

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