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www.pbs.org Premiering February 2, 2012. Check local listings: www.pbs.org As soldiers began streaming into Little Rock to maintain order during the desegration of all-white Central High School, Daisy Bates reflected on a driving force behind her own activism: the murder of her own mother when she was a child. 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. Learn more about "Independent Lens": www.pbs.org Watch "Independent Lens" films online: video.pbs.org