Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock
At a time when women were expected to be silent, she was unafraid to speak the truth.
This film tells the story of Bates' life and public support of nine black students - The Little Rock Nine – and her unconventional and revolutionary efforts as a “feminist before the term was invented,” challenging the status quo in a nation polarized by racial prejudice and injustice.
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Daisy Bates reflected on a driving force behind her own activism.
Media-savvy civil rights leader Daisy Bates fought to desegregate schools in Little Rock.
In later years, Daisy Bates returned to journalism, working tirelessly for the Press.