Women of The March on Washington

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  • Anna Arnold Hedgeman
  • Dorothy Height
  • Daisy Bates
  • Diane Nash
  • Bernice King
  • Rosa Parks
  • Pauli Murray
  • Mahalia Jackson
  • Marian Anderson
  • Nancy Pelosi
  • Sybrina Fulton
  • Women Played a Crucial Role in the March on Washington
  • Myrlie Evers-Willams

Daisy Bates

Daisy Bates was the president of the Arkansas chapter of the NAACP. In 1957, she helped nine African-American students, who became known as the Little Rock Nine, to become the first to attend the all-white Central High School in Little Rock. During the 1963 march, Bates was assigned to walk with the wives of the civil rights leaders, far out of any camera's view.  (Photo: New York Times Co./Getty Images)

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