Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock

Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 7:00pm

Learn why this unconventional revolutionary paid dearly for her instant fame.

As a black woman who was a feminist before the term was invented, Daisy Bates refused to accept her assigned place in society. Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock, airing Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 7 p.m. on WXXI World, 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, Daisy Bates reaped the rewards of instant fame, but paid dearly for it.

 

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