Daisy Bates in Memphis, 1958
Credit: Courtesy of The Commercial Appeal
Join UM Carey Law students and faculty for a preview screening of Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock, a new, 60-minute film, chronicling the story of the civil rights activist who led the NAACP in Arkansas and became the driving force behind the fight to desegregate Central High School.
Known at the time as “den mother to the Little Rock Nine,” Bates defied the forces of racism in Arkansas and the constraints of her own community to fight for implementation of Brown v. Board of Education.
UM Carey Law Professors Taunya Banks and Susan Leviton will lead a discussion of the film and the significance of the struggles it depicts to contemporary issues of race, women in leadership, education and advocacy. Refreshments will follow in the Atrium.
Daisy Bates also airs nationally on PBS stations February 2 at 10 pm. Check local listings.
CO-SPONSORS: UM Carey Law Black Law Students Association and Women, Leadership and Quality Program as well as ITVS Community Cinema.