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Oral History Interview with Daisy Bates, October 11, 1976. Interview G-0009. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007).
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  • Abstract
    Daisy Bates, noted journalist and civil rights activist, shares her experiences with civil rights activism and school desegregation in Little Rock, Arkansas. This interview offers some insights into the nature of civil rights organizing and the personal courage and determination of civil rights workers.
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  • Fury at racism
  • Desegregating Little Rock school
  • White officials try to avoid desegregation
  • Reporters sympathetic to desegregation
  • Retaliation for activism
  • Black student retaliates against white harassment
  • Refusal to capitulate to white resistance
  • Voter registration drive continues after JFK's death
  • Changes in Little Rock since the 1950s
  • Starting a revolution with desegregation in Little Rock
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  • Subjects
  • Arkansas--Race relations
  • School integration--Arkansas
  • African American civil rights workers--Arkansas
  • Women civil rights workers--Arkansas
  • Women journalists--Arkansas
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