The Rosa Parks Story

Director:   Julie Dash
Year:   2002
Language:   English
Time:   97 minutes

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.

Not rated.

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.