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Statue of civil rights icon, Little Rock Nine mentor Daisy Bates unveiled at U.S. Capitol

A sculpture of Daisy Bates that will be the basis for a statue of the civil rights leader that will be placed in Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol.
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A sculpture of Daisy Bates that will be the basis for a statue of the civil rights leader that will be placed in Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol.

A statue of civil rights icon and Little Rock Nine mentor Daisy Bates was unveiled on Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol's statuary hall. It replaces a likeness of prominent 1800s lawyer Uriah Rose, representing the State of Arkansas at the nation's capital. A ceremony at 2nd Baptist Church in Little Rock detailed Mrs. Bates’ legacy before the unveiling, which was live-streamed from Washington, D.C.

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