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  • Forgotten Civil Rights Hero Daisy Bates in New PBS Doc

    Feb 2, 12 by EURpublisher02 1 Comment

    *PBS kicks off its Black History Month programming this week with the premiere of “Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock.” The name Daisy Bates doesn’t ring a bell? The filmmaker, too, had no idea who she was when she first came across Bates’ story in the portrait book, “I Dream a World.” Published in […]

  • Jefferson Thomas of the ‘Little Rock 9′ Dies in Ohio

    Sep 7, 10 by EurPublisher 1 Comment

    *Jefferson Thomas, one of nine black students to integrate Arkansas’ Central High School in 1957, died Sunday at an extended-care living facility in Columbus, Ohio, of pancreatic cancer. He was 67. The news was announced by Carlotta Walls LaNier, who also enrolled at Central High School in 1957 and is president of the Little Rock […]