BDC at Harlem Stage Presents
Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock
Thursday, September 22, 2011, 7:30p
Harlem Stage Gatehouse
Q&A with director & BDC member Sharon La Cruise
Moderated by filmmaker & BDC member Carol Bash
Wine & Cheese Reception to follow
As a black woman who was a feminist before the term was invented, Daisy Bates refused to accept her assigned place in society. Sharon La Cruise's film, 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.
Directions to Harlem Stage
1 to 137th Street at Broadway. Walk south to 135th Street and walk east two blocks to Convent Ave. and 135th Street. Entrance of both the Gatehouse and Aaron Davis Hall is located on Convent Ave.
A, B, C, D to 125th Street at St. Nicholas Avenue. Walk east one block to Morningside Drive. and 125th Street. Walk north to 135th Street and Convent Ave (Morningside Drive. turns into Convent Ave. past 127th Street). Entrance of both the Gatehouse and Aaron Davis Hall is located on Convent Ave.