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Boycott (2001)

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

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

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Rated PG for thematic material and some language | See all certifications »
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Daybreak of Freedom  »

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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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"Walkin' My Baby Back Home'
Written by Roy Turk& Fred E. Ahlert
Performed by Nat 'King' Cole
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Under License from EMI-Capitol Special Markets
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A fitting tribute to Coretta Scott King
5 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While thousands of mourners poured into the Georgia Capitol rotunda on Saturday to pay tribute to Coretta Scott King, the first woman and the first black person to lie in honor in what once was once a seat of segregation, I revisited events that occurred in the beginning of the Civil Rights movement by watching Boycott. Carmen Ejogo did an outstanding job playing Mrs. King, and Terrance Howard was equally good as the Rev. Abernathy. I hope to get a chance to see him in Hustle & Flow, as I remember him being fantastic in Crash. Jeffrey Wright came a long way from his role as Peoples in Shaft to play the Rev Martin Luther King Jr. I have several films on my list to see that he plays in and I am looking forward to seeing him in those roles. Boycott was a revealing and fascinating look at people's struggle for respect.


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