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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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Julie Dash

Writer:

Paris Qualles
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Angela Bassett ... Rosa Louise McCauley Parks
Peter Francis James ... Raymond Parks
Tonea Stewart ... Johnnie Carr
Von Coulter Von Coulter ... E.D. Nixon
Dexter King Dexter King ... Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (as Dexter Scott King)
Afemo Omilami
Sonny Shroyer ... James F. Blake
Mike Pniewski ... Clifford Durr
Chardé Manzy Chardé Manzy ... Young Rosa (as Charde' Manzy)
Cicely Tyson ... Leona Edwards McCauley
Charles Black Charles Black ... Sylvester Edwards - Rosa's Grandfather
Nick LaTour ... Older Boycott Man
Susan McConnell Susan McConnell ... 1931 Store Manager
Timothy Parham Timothy Parham ... Elijah Banks
Gwen Waymon 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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Biography | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Rosa Parks Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Montgomery, Alabama, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Rosa Louise McCauley Parks: Why do you always push us around?
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Referenced in Black-ish: Christmas in Theater Eight (2018) See more »

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Very Good Film That makes you think!
4 January 2011 | by les6969See all my reviews

Angela Bassett really does an excellent job of portraying this strong yet gentle woman who stood up for what was right. She was not the first to refuse t give up her bus seat but hers was the one that got things to change. America should be rightly ashamed of their history and how they treated black people in the not so distant past ( those vile attitudes still exist in the minds of many, especially in the southern states )

Just what goes through a mans mind to expect a woman of any colour to give him her seat is beyond my thinking ( fortunately ) And the way she was treated when trying to get to vote is shameful ( some would say that still happens today, look at the illegality of what happened in Florida when Bush Jr stole the Presidency )

Americans you should hang your heads in shame. Watch this film and learn from it.


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