- 90 mins
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.
In this program
Directed by Carl Bidleman
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.
Directed by Sandra Hubbard
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.