Sharon La Cruise Discusses Daisy Bates, “a Different Kind of Hero”

Premiering tonight, February 2 on Independent Lens (check your local listings), Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock examines the life and legacy of Daisy Bates, who organized nine African American children to integrate Central High School in the Arkansas capitol in 1957, after the Supreme Court decision on Brown vs. The Board of Education.

PBS NewsHour‘s Hari Sreenivasan sat down with filmmaker Sharon La Cruise to discuss her discovery of this complex woman, and how La Cruise came to make a flaws-and-all biopic of an unsung hero of the civil rights movement.

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