• The Rosa Parks Story (2002)

The Rosa Parks Story

Release Date: 2002

DVD Release Date: January 21st, 2003

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary

This biopic tells the story of civil rights activist Rosa Parks (Angela Bassett) from her days as a private-school student to her public battle against racism and segregation. As a secretary for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Parks defends local children who have been victimized by racism. But when she is arrested after refusing to give up her bus seat for a white passenger, Parks inspires the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Cast: Angela Bassett, Peter Francis James, Tonea Stewart, Dexter Scott King, Afemo Omilami, Sonny Shroyer, Mike Pniewski, Cicely Tyson

Director: Julie Dash

Genres: Docudrama , Biography

Production Co: Miramax

Keywords: Underdog, Husband, Inspiring, 1950s, Emotional, Rise

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie