Special Screening of "Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock" Wednesday in Los Angeles

Posted on February 1, 2012


Community Cinema and The Museum of Tolerance, in association with The Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum, will be presenting a special screening of Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock Wednesday, February 1 in Los Angeles. The film will be followed by a discussion with Sharon La Cruise (filmmaker), Terrence Roberts, Ph.D. (one of the Little Rock Nine), and Larry Earl (Executive Director of The Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum).

This free event will take place at The Museum of Tolerance at 7:00pm (9786 West Pico Blvd.). There is no charge for this screening, but pre-registration is required. Click here to reserve your tickets online. Free underground parking is provided.


Set to premiere on Independent Lens this Thursday, 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. 

An online interactive screening of the film will be presented out of Central High School in Little Rock on Friday, February 3.


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