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ITVS Free Film: Daisy Bates - First Lady of Little Rock


On the third Wednesday of every month, the Wilkinson Public Library is honored to screen a free film from ITVS Community Cinema before it is released on the PBS. This month, we will be screening Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock. 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 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.