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Independent Lens Episode: "Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock"

Season 13, Episode 13
Episode Synopsis: 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.
Original Air Date: Feb 2, 2012

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Premiered: August 09, 1999, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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