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Daisy Bates standing behind Little Rock Nine

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Daisy Bates, the head of the Arkansas NAACP, stands behind seven of the Little Rock Nine, who are seated on a sofa in her living room. They have assembled there to await the arrival of the soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division who will escort them to school. The students are Jefferson Thomas, Carlotta Walls, Thelma Mothershed, Gloria Ray, Terrence Roberts, Elizabeth Eckford, and Melba Pattillo.


Image ID: 32534

Creation Date: 1957-09-26 

Creator Name: McAvoy, Thomas

City: Little Rock


State: Arkansas

Collection Name: Bates, Daisy : Papers, 1946-1966

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: photographic print, b&w

Original Format Number: PH Mss 523.21

Original Dimensions: 13 x 9 inches


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