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Boycott (2001)

Black Americans boycott the public buses during the 1950s civil rights movement.

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(book), (teleplay) (as Herman Daniel Farrell III) | 1 more credit »
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Bayard Rustin (as Erik Todd Dellums)
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Black Americans boycott the public buses during the 1950s civil rights movement.

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Start walkin'. See more »

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Rated PG for thematic material and some language | See all certifications »
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24 February 2001 (USA)  »

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Daybreak of Freedom  »

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Carmen Ejogo and Jeffrey Wright, who play married couple Coretta Scott King and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in this film, met on the set of Boycott and were married in 2000. They had two children and divorced in 2014. See more »

Goofs

At 1:23 into the film, the Bayard Rustin character leaves his hotel and is walking down the street where he passes an establishment titled Posley Electric Appliances TV, Stereo, Radio. This takes place in December 1955, about 3 years before stereo sets were released to the public. See more »

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Gotta Serve Somebody
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by Beverly Crawford and The Potters House Choir
Courtesy of EMI Gospel
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Strong, powerful
6 March 2001 | by (Honolulu, Hawaii) – See all my reviews

I am white, but Dr. Martin Luther King is near the top of my list in people I respect, and have learned from. I was eight years old when he was assasinated, and I still remember it. I have been delighted with these movies that have come along lately that explain what went on in the ten years or so before I was born, until I wass old enough to remember and respect these things first hand. "Get on the Bus", "4 Little Girls", "Miss Evers Girls" all fill in parts of the struggle for civil rights in this country. Everybody, black, white, whatever, should know what this country went through in the 50's and '60's. I am very aware that there are still 2 Americas and I'd like to see it become one in my lifetime.


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