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Daisy Bates (1914 - 1999) was the president of the Arkansas NAACP who fought to force the state of Arkansas to comply with the Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education, which ordered the desegregation of public schools.

Bates helped nine black students known as the Little Rock Nine to desegregate Little Rock Central High School. The full story of her struggle is outlined in her memoir, The Long Shadow of Little Rock.

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