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Douglass State Bank, American, 1947 - 1983  Search this
Signed by:
Henry Warren Sewing, American, born 1891  Search this
Subject of:
Rev. Volley V. K. Stokes, American, ca. 1889 - 1961  Search this
Trinity Baptist Church, American, founded 1888  Search this
Daisy Bates, American, 1914 - 1999  Search this
Rev. I. H. Henderson Sr., American, died 1985  Search this
Arkansas State Press, American, 1941 - 1959; 1984 - 1997  Search this
ink on paper
H x W: 4 3/16 × 9 1/2 in. (10.6 × 24.1 cm)
Place made:
Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas, United States, North and Central America
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Baltimore, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States, North and Central America
Feb 17, 1960
Daisy Bates led the NAACP branch in Arkansas and was in charge of the Little Rock school integration. Bates worked to organize a safe integration process and mentored the first students, known as the Little Rock Nine. Due to intense protests, President Dwight D. Eisenhower sent the Arkansas National Guard to ensure that the school integration could proceed. Protestors and advertisers boycotted the Arkansas State Press, an activist newspaper owned by Daisy and her husband Lucius Christopher Bates. The Bates suffered financial difficulties due to their outspoken integration efforts. The “Dollars for Daisy Bates Trust Fund” was set up to provide much needed funds to the Bates.
Trigg Mary K. and Alison R. Bernstein, eds. Junctures in Women’s Leadership: Social Movements. New Brunswick: Rutgers, 2016.
Envelope for a letter from the Dollars for Daisy Bates Trust Fund. The envelope has [D F Daisy / The DOUGLASS / STATE / BANK] in blank text in the upper left from Kansas City, Kansas. The center of the envelope has printed text which reads [Rev. V.K. Stokes / Trinity Baptist Church / 1526 McCullob [sic] St. / Baltimore, Md.]. There are three stamps in blue ink along the top, one for auto loans and two postage marks. The adhesive on the back envelope flap has yellowed.
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Civil Rights  Search this
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U.S. History, 1953-1961  Search this
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Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Stokes/Washington Family
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Public domain
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