Independent Lens

A Feminist Before the Term Was Invented

Preview: Season 13 Episode 13 | 1m 8s

As a black woman who was a feminist before the term was invented, Daisy Bates refused to accept her assigned place in society. This film 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 -- pitting a president against a governor and a community against itself.

Aired: 02/02/12

Rating: TV-PG

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