Arcadia University Community Cinema Presents Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock, Jan. 27
Glenside, PA. —Jan. 5, 2012—Arcadia University and theITVS Community Cinema film series presents Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock on Friday, Jan. 27, at 1 p.m. in the Landman Library Beaver College Room. The film is free and open to the public. Arcadia University is located at 450 S. Easton Road, Glenside, Pa.
Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock is directed and produced by Sharon La Cruise and tells the story of a black woman who was a feminist before the term was invented and who refused to accept her assigned place in society. It 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, Ark., 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.
Arcadia film screenings are followed by a panel discussion that includes featured speakers and Arcadia University faculty.
The ITVS Community Cinema series at Arcadia University is part of a local producing affiliate in Suburban Philadelphia/Montgomery County through the PBS series Independent Lens. To learn more about the film, and the issues involved, visit the film’s companion website at www.itvs.org/films/daisy-bates.
About Arcadia University: Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in metropolitan Philadelphia and a national leader in study abroad and international education. The 2011 Open Doors report names Arcadia University a top leader in undergraduate students studying abroad. U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia University among the top regional universities in the North and as one of the top study abroad programs. U.S. News also ranks Arcadia’s Physical Therapy program 7th in the nation. Arcadia University promises a distinctively global, integrative and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and prosper in a diverse and dynamic world.