Rosa Parks experienced the dehumanizing effects of racial segregation in many forms. Being forced to ride at
the back of public buses was but one of these. But her protest against this legal sanction spurred the Montgomery,
Alabama Bus Boycott, the rise of Dr. Martin Luther King as a leader in the nonviolent civil rights movement and the
focus of national attention on America's racial dilemma.
This is a special presentation in conjunction with Shepherd University's Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence
program. Discussion led by Dr. Julia Sandy, Assistant Professor of History at Shepherd University.
About Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence Nikki Giovanni.
About the director Julie Dash.
Other background on the film.
About Rosa Parks.