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Be Sure to Watch! "Independent Lens: Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock"

Posted on 31 Jan 2012

As a black woman who was a feminist before the term was invented, Daisy Bates refused to accept her assigned place in society. This program tells the story of her life and public support of nine black students who registered to attend the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, which culminated in a constitutional crisis — pitting a president against a governor and a community against itself. Unconventional, revolutionary and egotistical, Bates reaped the rewards of instant fame, but paid dearly for it.

Be sure to Watch! "Independent Lens: Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock" Thursday, February 2, at 8 p.m.

This program is part of PBS Black History Month 2012

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