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Film: Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock

January 21, 2012 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Daisy Bates leading march

IPS is a proud community partner for Community Cinema [DC] Women & Girls Lead events, a major public media initiative to support and sustain a growing movement to empower women and girls, their communities, and future generations. ITVS, the largest provider of independent content to public television, is also a partner on the effort.

The first Community Cinema [DC] screening of 2012 will be Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock, a film by Sharon La Cruise. 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.

Post screening speakers TBA. All Community Cinema screenings are FREE but please reserve seats or get more information here.


January 21, 2012
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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