Daisy Lee Gatson Bates

The Woman Behind The Men

When You Hear Civil Rights You Think...

-Martin Luther King Jr

-Malcom X

-Rosa Parkes

...but what about Little Rock Nine?

Little Rock, Arkansas

The Little Rock Nine was a group of nine African American students enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957. Their enrollment was followed by the Little Rock Crisis, in which the students were initially prevented from entering the racially segregated school by Orval Faubus, the Governor of Arkansas.

What && Where? ... Why?

Location: Little Rock, Arkansas (Central High School)

Materials: Made of Bronze, Circular Flower Bed Base, & Stone perimeter

Visual: A Statue of Daisy standing tall in front of the Little Rock High School, surrounded by the Little Rock Nine kids, looking away from the school, and Daisy flowers at their feet around the bed. this is in the middle of the pond of the school.



-Daisy's Placement & size

-Daisy flowers