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The Rosa Parks Story ()


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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.
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Rosa Louise McCauley Parks
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Raymond Parks
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Johnnie Carr
Von Coulter ...
E.D. Nixon
Dexter King ...
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (as Dexter Scott King)
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James F. Blake
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Clifford Durr
Chardé Manzy ...
Young Rosa (as Charde' Manzy)
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Leona Edwards McCauley
Charles Black ...
Sylvester Edwards - Rosa's Grandfather
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Older Boycott Man
Susan McConnell ...
1931 Store Manager
Timothy Parham ...
Elijah Banks
Gwen Waymon ...
Jo Ann Robinson
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Virginia Foster Durr
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Librarian
Patsy Benson ...
Registrar
George Caldwell ...
Arresting Officer
Johnnie Carr ...
Older Boycott Woman
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Mr. Lester
Janelle Cochrane ...
Mrs. Rymer
Polly Craig ...
Mrs. Wycliff
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Miss Barton
Johnny Ford ...
Patron #1
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Man in Park
Jeff Gale ...
Cop
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Young Boycott Man
Jeana Joganic ...
Jail Matron
Tori Jones ...
Rowena
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Miss Alice L. White
Horace Lamar III ...
Young Sylvester McCauley
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Minister #2
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Fred Gray
Chris Mixon ...
Mr. Bradley
Paige Morgan Johnson ...
Teen at Church
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Boycott Woman
Robert Paisley ...
Prosecutor (as Bob Paisley)
Carl Pittman ...
Reporter
Ginnie Randall ...
Eastern Star Woman
Latoya Simone-Howell ...
Young Johnnie
Chinera Smith ...
Eleanor
Anthony Sweeting ...
Coach Lewis
Slayton Jefferson Underwood ...
Sylvester (Adult) -Rosa Park's brother (as Slayton Underwood)
Pacey Liz Walker ...
Fanny (as Pacey Walker)
Chalethia Williams ...
Mrs. Banks
Wesley Yates ...
Youth Council Boy
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Annie (uncredited)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Herself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Rosa Parks ...
Herself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)

Directed by

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Julie Dash

Written by

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Paris Qualles ... (written by)

Produced by

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Angela Bassett ... executive producer
Howard Braunstein ... executive producer
Yvonne E. Chotzen ... executive producer (as Yvone Chotzen)
Pearl Devers ... producer
Willis Edwards ... executive producer
Michael Jaffe ... executive producer
William Jenner ... executive producer
Christine A. Sacani ... producer (as Christine Sacani)
Elaine Steel ... producer (as Elaine Eason Steele)
D. Scott Lumpkin ... consulting producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Joseph Conlan ... (as Joseph Conlon)

Cinematography by

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David Claessen

Film Editing by

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Wendy Hallam Martin ... (as Wendy Hallam-Martin)

Editorial Department

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Jeff Geisel ... first assistant editor

Casting By

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Jaki Brown ... (as Jaki Brown-Karmen)
Shirley Fulton Crumley ... (as Shirley Fulton-Crumley)

Production Design by

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Mayling Cheng

Art Direction by

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Robert J. Quinn ... (as Robert Quinn)

Set Decoration by

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Joseph Litsch

Costume Design by

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Karen Perry

Makeup Department

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Herita Jones ... assistant makeup artist (as Herita R. Jones)
LaLette Littlejohn ... makeup supervisor (as La Lette Littlejohn)
Ted Long ... hair supervisor
Linda Thompson ... assistant hair stylist (as Linda Clark-Thompson)

Production Management

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Susan V. McConnell ... unit production manager
Jacky Lee Morgan ... production supervisor
Jennifer Phillips ... post-production supervisor
Horst Sarubin ... production manager: pre-production

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Barbara D'Alessandro ... first assistant director
Robin Jorden ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Charli Jayson ... property master
Oliver Larry ... scenic carpenter
Alba Leone ... lead person (as Alba Domini Leone)
Lindanne Lewis ... set painter
Robert Tate Nichols ... on-set dresser
Alice Persons ... assistant props
Keith D. Smith ... construction coordinator
Wren Boney ... set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Kevin Banks ... sound effects editor
Stephen Barden ... supervising sound editor
Veda Campbell ... production sound mixer
Timothy Cargioli ... boom operator (as Tim Cargioli)
Christian Carruthers ... re-recording mixer
Tony Currie ... supervising dialogue editor
J.R. Fountain ... assistant sound editor
Diep Le ... foley assistant
Panou ... adr artist
Peter Persaud ... foley recordist
Andrew Tay ... re-recording mixer
Todd Warren ... re-recording mixer (as Todd B. Warren)

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Mack Chapman ... special effects

Stunts

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Derrick Simmons ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Mike Akins ... grip
Bill Bennett ... grip
Guy D'Alema ... still photographer
Chris Holmes ... grip
Chris Jones ... grip
Courtney G. Jones ... dolly grip (as Courtney Jones)
David McLean ... electrician
Carlo Papica ... gaffer
Tim Pershing ... key grip
Michael Rintoul ... camera operator
Jonathan E. Robinson ... assistant camera
Mark Simon ... camera operator
Thomas E. Slocum ... best boy grip (as Tom E. Slocum)
Steve Sudge ... electrician
Fred Thomas ... second assistant camera
Joseph Thomas ... first assistant camera
Steve Zigler ... best boy electric

Casting Department

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Lois C. Jackson ... extras casting (as Lois Jackson)
Atiyah Muhammad ... casting assistant
Proteus Spann ... casting associate: New York
Theresa Phillips ... location casting associate (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Jeannette Guillermo ... costumer
Demetricus Holloway ... set costumer
Darlene Jackson ... assistant costume designer
Barbara Warren ... costume supervisor (as Barbara Rudy Warren)

Location Management

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Henry DeBardeleben ... location manager (as Henry D. DeBardeleben)
W. Boyd Ford ... location manager
John F. Knight Jr. ... location consultant (as State Representative John F. Knight Jr.)
Horst Sarubin ... location manager: pre-production
Charles Steele Jr. ... location consultant (as Senator Charles Steele Jr.)

Music Department

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Michael Aarvold ... music scoring mixer
Joseph Conlan ... conductor
Danny Kirsic ... composer: incidental music

Transportation Department

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Andy Boyd ... driver: honeywagon
Rick Kamen ... picture vehicles
Norman P. Martin ... picture vehicles

Other crew

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Douglas Brinkley ... historical consultant (as Dr. Douglas Brinkley)
John Charles ... software engineer: TriCoast Studios
Mike Cunliffe ... production assistant
Ava DuVernay ... publicity consultant
Elizabeth T. Guste ... production accountant
Tammy Layne Hoffman ... assistant to the producers
Lynn Josephson Delaney ... executive assistant to producer
Lara Klingman ... production accountant (as Lara Alyce Klingman)
Kathy Chambless Oliver ... production coordinator (as Kathy L. Chambless)
Brian Pitt ... key set production assistant
Thom Rainey ... script supervisor
Eugenia Ricks ... production secretary
Danny Sconyers ... production assistant
Ken Tilly ... archival footage: Alabama State Archives
Greg Tresan ... dog trainer
Cindy Douglas ... craft service (uncredited)
Tricia Harris ... rights & clearances (uncredited)

Thanks

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Innez Jessie Baskin ... special thanks: historical consultant
Andy Dunn ... special thanks: Maintenance Supervisor of City Hall, Wetumpka, Alabama
Tommy Fell ... special thanks: Alabama Film Office
James R. Franklin ... special thanks: Alabama State University (as James R. Franklin Ph.D.)
Fred D. Gray ... special thanks: attorney (as Fred D. Gray Sr.)
Carolyn Green ... special thanks: family historian
Courtney Murphy ... special thanks: Alabama Film Office
Chris Pitts ... special thanks: ADECA (as Mr. Chris Pitts)
Murray Robinson ... special thanks: Alabama State University
Don Siegelman ... special thanks: Governor of Alabama
Ray White ... special thanks: Troy State University
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Taglines America, 1955. Her act of courage changed the world. But how it changed her life has never been told... until now. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Ride to Freedom: The Rosa Parks Story (United Kingdom)
  • Út a szabadsághoz - Rosa Parks története (Hungary)
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  • 97 min
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Did You Know?

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Movie Connections Featured in The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2002). See more »
Quotes Rosa Louise McCauley Parks: Why do you always push us around?
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