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Life of Civil Rights Activist Daisy Bates at Miramar Cultural Center|ArtsPark film series

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Civil Rights Activist Daisy Bates

Life of Civil Rights Activist Daisy Bates at Miramar Cultural Center|ArtsPark film series

Submitted Maria Pierson and Savannah Whaley

    MIRAMAR, FLThe Mira-mar Cultural Center|ArtsPark Independent Film Series celebrates Women’s History Month with a screening of Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock” with Director and Producer, Sharon La Cruise as part of the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers on Thursday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. Following the screening, La Cruise and the audience will engage in a discussion about the film and her work as a filmmaker.

    Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock examines the life of Civil Rights activist Daisy Bates from her days as an orphan to newspaperwomen to activist. In 1957, Bates became a household name when she fought for the right of nine Black students to attend the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., culminating into a constitutional crisis that positioned a president against a governor and a community against itself.

    In reviewing the film, Julian Bond, Chairman Emeritus of the NAACP says, “This is a well told intimate story of a heroine of the modern civil rights movement who is not as well-known as she should be; Daisy Bates was a pioneer and path breaker. Congratulations to Sharon La Cruise for bringing her story to the screen.”

     For more information, visit www.southarts.org

    Tickets are $15; a two-show Southern Circuit Independent Film Series subscription offers a savings of 10 percent. The film series concludes with Follow the Leader on April 11. Tickets are available at (954) 602-4500 or select your seat online at www.miramarculturalcenter.org  

    The Miramar Cultural Center|ArtsPark is located at 2400 Civic Center Place on Red Road, north of Miramar Parkway, in Miramar, found on Facebook at facebook.com/MiramarCulturalCenter and on Twitter @MiramarCultural.

 

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