Research Project Title

Daisy Bates: Ferocious Civil Rights Fighter

Presenter Information

Morgan PortlockFollow

Session Type

Ideas Exchange (Works-in Progress)

Research Project Abstract

Daisy Bates was a ferocious fighter when it came to the segregation and discrimination of African American people in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Sources state that Bates grew up in Huttig, Arkansas and battled through some family struggles. An incident when she was seven years old with a verbally aggressive white man sparked a keen interest in the issue of civil rights. She became the head of the Arkansas chapter of the NAACP in 1953 and is responsible for planning and executing the Little Rock Nine mission to integrate Central High School, starting in 1957. Sources are courtesy of the New York Times Historical Database, JSTOR Database, and Whitworth University Library.

Session Number

IE1

Location

Weyerhaeuser 111

Abstract Number

IE1-c

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Apr 28th, 11:00 AM Apr 28th, 12:30 PM

Daisy Bates: Ferocious Civil Rights Fighter

Weyerhaeuser 111

Daisy Bates was a ferocious fighter when it came to the segregation and discrimination of African American people in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Sources state that Bates grew up in Huttig, Arkansas and battled through some family struggles. An incident when she was seven years old with a verbally aggressive white man sparked a keen interest in the issue of civil rights. She became the head of the Arkansas chapter of the NAACP in 1953 and is responsible for planning and executing the Little Rock Nine mission to integrate Central High School, starting in 1957. Sources are courtesy of the New York Times Historical Database, JSTOR Database, and Whitworth University Library.