Female Activists: Today and Yesterday.
Two films with the same goals.The fascinating life pathway of activist Betty Reid Soskin, the 99-year-old Black still-working female California Park Ranger contrasts with a group of middle-class white women who fought Governor Faubus’s attempts to segregate Little Rock, Arkansas’s high schools in 1958, and they won.
Celebrating the life pathway of 99-year-old park ranger from segregation to her present public role at the Rosie the Riveter Historical Memorial Park in Richmond, California. Directed by Carl Bidleman. 50 mins. USA.
In 1958, a group of middle-class white women fought Governor Faubus’s order to close the schools rather than integrate –and they won! Directed by Sandra Hubbard. 40 mins. USA.