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Season 13, Episode 13 Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock

First Aired: February 2, 2012

The story of civil-rights activist Daisy Bates (1914-99), who led the Arkansas NAACP during the 1957 Little Rock school-integration crisis. Included: remarks from one of the Little Rock Nine, Ernest Green; author Elizabeth Jacoway ("Turn Away Thy Son"), who interviewed Bates for an oral-history project; former Arkansas State Press managing editor Janis Kearney; historian John Kirk; former Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation president Sybil Jordan-Hampton; and Bates' cousin David Neely.

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  • Premiered: August 9, 1999
  • Rating: TV-PG
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