Daisey Bates



Daisy Bates with the Little Rock Nine

Daisy Bates in Memphis, 1958
Courtesy of The Commecial Appeal

Daisy Bates picketing in Little Rock Courtesy of Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, NYPL

Daisy Bates in a parade
Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville


The Museum of Tolerance and ITVS Community Cinema in association with the Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum invite you to a special screening of:

Daisy Bates

First Lady of Little Rock

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 7:00pm

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.

Q & A following the screening with Director, Sharon La Cruise and Terrence Roberts. Ph.D., one of the Little Rock Nine

Moderated by Director of the Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum, Larry Earl.

There is no charge for the screening but pre-registration is required.


Free underground parking. 

Please be considerate of our residential neighbors and make every effort to avoid driving through single-family residential neighborhood streets.



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