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The Rosa Parks Story (2002)

A seamstress recalls events leading to her act of peaceful defiance that prompted the 1955 bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama.

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Johnnie Carr
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Dexter King ...
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (as Dexter Scott King)
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James F. Blake
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Young Rosa (as Charde' Manzy)
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Leona Edwards McCauley
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Sylvester Edwards - Rosa's Grandfather
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Timothy Parham ...
Elijah Banks
Gwen Waymon ...
Jo Ann Robinson
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A seamstress recalls events leading to her act of peaceful defiance that prompted the 1955 bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama.

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America, 1955. Her act of courage changed the world. But how it changed her life has never been told... until now.

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Ride to Freedom: The Rosa Parks Story  »

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Rosa Louise McCauley Parks: Why do you always push us around?
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An Amazing Performance!
24 February 2002 | by (Bloomfield, Connecticut, USA) – See all my reviews

The performance of Angela Bassett and the other actors in the movie was great. They portrayed the parts of the story that most people do not know. It brought out so many emotions, I could hardly control them. Like Rosa, I'd refuse to leave my seat, rather my sofa], as well.


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