The Influence of Daisy Bates

Al Bell

Al Bell, the Former Co-Owner of Stax Records in Memphis, discusses his school years in Little Rock, the influence of Daisy Bates and his interactions with Dr. King. He recalled, "My English Literature teacher at Jones High School ... started calling me while I was working at the radio station saying to me, 'Alvertis, you need to get involved with Reverend Martin Luther King.'" See more about Daisy Bates in The Importance of African American Newspapers, the first-hand account of Janis F. Kearney, former personal diarist to President William Jefferson Clinton

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