Arkansas civil rights icon Daisy Bates honored with statue at U.S. Capitol

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A statue of Arkansas civil rights leader Daisy Gatson Bates is standing in the U.S. Capitol’s National Statuary Hall. Bates led the Arkansas NAACP chapter for many years and mentored the “Little Rock Nine,” the black students who integrated Central High School in 1957. Comments from Barry Jefferson, president, Arkansas State Conference of the NAACP.

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