Daisy Gatson Bates, 1914-1999








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Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame: Daisy Bates

Hate can overcome us, or it can motivate us. When Daisy Gatson Bates’ mother was raped and murdered — and the attackers weren’t prosecuted — it lit a fire under Daisy.

Learn how tragedy inspired Daisy Gatson Bates to battle inequality and become a pivotal figure in the civil rights movement in this Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame #WinningWomenWednesday episode.

AETN’s digital-first series highlights the outstanding inductees of the Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame every Wednesday afternoon. Learn more about the Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame at arwomenshalloffame.com.
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