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

Director:

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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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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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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great civil rights film
21 February 2005 | by z_babygurl18See all my reviews

The choir in the movie sounded very good. They should get credit for all the hard work that they put into the soundtrack of the film. They traveled for hours just to make it to the set. they set and waited for long hours, voices drained, and they still managed to sound incredible. they were talked about and criticized, but they overcame all the negative comments and still did their thing. they should at least appear on the credits. they stayed up all night on a school night just to record the soundtrack. that's dedication. the central high school show choir from Tuscaloosa, Alabama should get recognition for their incredible work and their outstanding voices. Mrs. Jocqualine Richardson, the director, does a wonderful job with these young kids.


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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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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