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The Rosa Parks Story (2002)

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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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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »
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Johnnie Carr
Von Coulter ...
Dexter King ...
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (as Dexter Scott King)
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James F. Blake
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Chardé Manzy ...
Young Rosa (as Charde' Manzy)
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Leona Edwards McCauley
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Sylvester Edwards - Rosa's Grandfather
Nick LaTour ...
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1931 Store Manager
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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24 February 2002 (USA)  »

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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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Referenced in Half in the Bag: Red Tails (2012) See more »

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Outstanding biopic about one of the greatest civil rights leaders of all time
5 December 2005 | by (Chantilly, Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

THE ROSA PARKS STORY, in my opinion, is an outstanding biopic about one of the greatest civil rights leaders of all time. The performances were smashing, the soundtrack was great, and the casting was just right. Anyway, if you ask me, it was cruel that Rosa (Angela Bassett) had to give up her bus seat after a long day at work. I would probably take a stand myself if I were in her shoes. However, she managed to make something out of it. If you want to know what that something is, you'll have to see the movie. In conclusion, if you are a die-hard fan of Angela Bassett, I heartily recommend this outstanding biopic about one of the greatest civil rights leaders of all time. You're in for a real treat and a good time, so don't miss this one.


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