Saturday, February 11, 2006

Remember Daisy Bates?

It's fascinating to take a moment every so often and scroll through the Sovereignty Commission files. Remember Daisy Bates? She was known for her involvement in the struggle to integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. As an advisor to nine black students trying to attend a previously all-white school, she was a pivotal figure in that seminal moment of the civil rights movement.

This entry in the files hints of an intended murder of this young woman while visiting in DeSoto County. The Commission, apparently interested in the Arkansas woman, kept a number of clippings and records. Here's one:

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