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date: 21 October 2020

Myers, Daisy locked

(10 Feb. 1925 – 5 Dec. 2011),
  • Charles Rosenberg

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teacher, author, and congressional aide, is remembered for standing firm in the face of racist mob violence after her family moved into a home in Levittown, Pennsylvania in 1957. Born in Richmond, Virginia, the daughter of Alma Hockett, but raised by Myers Dailey and his wife, Lottie, she grew up with the name Daisy Dailey, while remaining close to her biological siblings. It is likely that the Daileys were related to Alma Hockett, who was twenty years old when Daisy was born.

In 1940 the Daileys and the Hocketts still lived within three blocks of each other on North Fifth Street in the northern part of the city s Madison Ward an area where most residents were of African descent adjacent to the more intensely segregated Jackson Ward sometimes called the Harlem of the South Daisy attended the Moore Street Baptist Church After completing high ...

A version of this article originally appeared in African American National Biography.

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