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Daisy Bates House
Along with her husband, Daisy Bates assisted in the efforts for desegregation, opening her home to be a safe haven for the nine students involved. The Central High School desegregation crisis was “the first time a President used federal powers to uphold and implement a federal court decision regarding school desegregation” (“Daisy Bates House”).
The house became the central headquarters, pick up, and drop off locations for the Little Rock Nine, the nine African American students whose goal was to desegregate the school, which lead to the home becoming a frequent target for damage and violence from supporters of segrigation. However, the strength of Bates and the Little Rock Nine sent a message to South: desegrigtaion was happening and Jim Crow laws were coming to an end and no longer would be tolerated.
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