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  • Daisy Bates By:Audrey Gurich
  • Daisy Bates Daisy bates helped end segregation. Without her, we would not have life as we know it today. Her story is about a small town girl with a big heart who wanted equal rights for all.
  • Main Facts Daisy Bates was born on November 11, 1914. In Huttig, Arkansas. (www.biography.com)
  • Family... • Daisy Bates got married to her husband, journalist Christopher Bates. She met him when they were both teenagers. He was a insurance agent and an experienced journalist. They got married in the early 1940's they then moved to Little Rock, Arkansas. • (www.biography.com)
  • Childhood... • Daisy Bates had a bad childhood. Her dad, Orlee Gatson worked in a lumber yard. Her mom was killed due to resisting a sexual assault of three white men. After the event, her dad left, and her friends and family took care of her. Daisy Bates was so young when the murder happen, she finally found out what happened in elementary school.
  • Childhood continued... • She thought that violence because of someone's race was bad & disturbing when she saw the guilty men, it prompted her to do something. • (daisybates1.blogspot.com)
  • The story • In 1954, the laws about segregation changed, allowing black students to attend white school. Daisy, as the president of the NAACP, helped take the Arkansas school district to court. This allowed 9 black students to attend a white high school in Little Rock.
  • The story continued... • When the kids got to the new school their was a big ole crowd of parents standing outside the building. They were chanting bad things at them so the kids would be convinced to go back to their school. They even needed guards to protect the kids from getting hurt.
  • The story continued... • When the kids got in the school, they got spit on, punched, and kicked on. The kids were bullied but they still went to the school. Let's face the facts the 9 kids would get better education going to the all white high school.
  • The story continued... • Daisy Bates had the role recruiting the students. If it wasn't for her the students most likely would have not been able to go to the school. After that happened Daisy Bates and her husband got mean and horrendous threats. For example their was a threat that crashed through her house window.
  • The story continued... • It was a rock with a note on it. It read: "Stone this time. Dynamite next." After this tons more came but Daisy still helped these 9 kids through high school. Daisy Bates was a big part of ending segregation.
  • The story continued... • By her helping the Little Rock 9 she affected the outcome of school and racism now. The kids graduated through high school, after that now more and more kids started mixing the kids into the same schools. • (NPR.org)
  • My connection • My connection to Daisy Bates was that she caught my eye because she was a big part in segregation. I really appreciate her work in the event(s). • (Me)
  • Conclusion • In conclusion, Daisy Bates was a hero because she helped peoples lives. After the death of her husband in 1980, she also kept their newspaper running for several years, from 1984 to 1988. Bates died on November 4, 1999, in Little Rock, Arkansas. • (google.com
  • Bibliography • Daisy Bates and the Little Rock Nine : NPR www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php? storyId=14563865 • Me • google.com • daisybates1.blogspot.com • http://www.biography.com/people/daisy-bates-206524