I long to hear that you have declared an independancy-and by the way in the new Code of Laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make I desire you would Remember the Ladies, and be more generous and favourable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the Husbands. Remember all Men would be tyrants if they could. If perticuliar care and attention is not paid to the Laidies we are determined to foment a Rebelion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any Laws in which we have no voice, or Representation.
TODAY’S BLACK HISTORY ICON: DAISY BATES
A feminist before the term was invented, Daisy Bates refused to accept her assigned place in society.
Independent Lens’ “Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock” tells the story of her life and public support of nine black students who registered to attend an all-white high school in Little Rock, Arkansas, which culminated in a crisis - pitting a president against a governor and a community against itself.
Watch “Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock” now until Feb 16th.