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Daisy Bates to Roy Wilkins on the treatment of the Little Rock Nine

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Creator:Bates, Daisy
Title:Daisy Bates to Roy Wilkins on the treatment of the Little Rock Nine
Date:1957 Dec. 17

Typed letter, dated December 17, 1957, addressed to NAACP Executive Secretary Roy Wilkins from Daisy Bates. Bates reports that the nine African American students who enrolled in Little Rock Central High School, collectively known as the "Little Rock Nine," were suffering harassment and abuse from white students at the school. Bates discusses setting up a fund for bond money for the students, as Bates had information that the students were possibly going to be arrested for their actions.

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Types:Letters (correspondence) | Text
Subjects:Bates, Daisy | Wilkins, Roy, 1901-1981 | Discrimination in education--Law and legislation--United States | Segregation in education--United States | African Americans--Civil rights--History--20th century | African American students--Arkansas--Little Rock | African Americans--Social conditions | African Americans--Segregation | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | African American civil rights workers--Arkansas--Little Rock | School integration--Arkansas--Little Rock | Central High School (Little Rock, Ark.) | Intimidation--Arkansas--Little Rock | United States, Arkansas, Pulaski County, Little Rock, 34.7464809, -92.2895948
Collection:With an Even Hand: Brown vs. Board at Fifty
Institution:Library of Congress
Contributors:Library of Congress
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