Daisy Bates is one of the leading civil rights activists. She was born November 11, 1914 in Arkansas. When Daisy was very young her mother was murdered by three White males and this ignited her passion in civil rights. She fought for rights of minorities and the silenced. While on his death bed, her adoptive father encouraged her to empower herself by cruelty in the world.
This advice fueled her energy into publishing Arkansas State Press. This newspaper was released May 9, 1941. The many stories featured served as a voice for the civil rights of people. When she moved to Little Rock she took a strong interest in the NAACP where she eventually became president of the Arkansas branch. She worked with Martin Luther King and they motivated one another in their work. She passed away November 4, 1999.