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The Daisy Bates House in Little Rock, Arkansas is a historically significant residence, not for its grand architecture, but because of the role it played in the desegregation crisis during the 1950s. It was the de facto command post in the event of the Central High School desegregation from 1957 to 1958.

Owned by Mrs. Daisy Bates and her husband Lucius Bates, the house was the haven of the nine African-American students who fought against discrimination and other issues of the time. As Mrs. Bates was the head of the Arkansas chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, she mentored the nine teenagers into desegregating the Central High School.

The site was declared as a National Historic Landmark in 2001.
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