Did you know? Daisy Bates born Daisy Lee Gatson (1914-1999) was an civil rights activist, journalist and newspaper publisher. Daisy and her husband started the Arkansas State Press which was an African American pro civil rights newspaper. The Arkansas State Press gave the people a voice even before the nationally recognized civil rights movement began. The Newspaper also highlighted the achievements of African American Arkansans. To learn more information on Daisy Bates click here
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King’s 86th birthday I wanted to repost a few pictures I took last summer on my research trip.
Visiting the Edmund Pettus Bridge wasn’t on my list of stops while in Alabama but on our way from Lowndes County to Birmingham we ended up taking the scenic route and drove over the Edmund Pettus Bridge. I didn’t know the next time I was going to be in Selma so I had to park my car and walk on the bridge. I was standing on A Bridge To Civil Rights, where Martin Luther King, Jr., John Lewis and Reverend Hosea Williams along with other Civil Rights learders and protesters marched for equality.