This is a great movie which tells the story of civil rights activist rosa parks angela bassett from her days as a privateschool student to her public battle against racism and segregation. Parks longtime friend rebecca daniels carr in a cameo role. Rosa louise mccauley parks february 4, 19 october 24, 2005 was an african american civil rights activist and seamstress whom the u. The rosa parks story angela bassett peter francis james tonea stewart 2002 a seamstress angela bassett recalls events leading to her act of peaceful defiance that prompted the 1955 bus boycott in montgomery, ala. This what if story brought to you by the henry ford. The rosa parks story was filmed in montgomery, alabama may 2001, an aired february 24, 2002 on the cbs television network. She grew up on a farm with her brother, mother and grandparents. Rosa parks received numerous awards and tributes in her lifetime, including the naacps highest honor, the spingarn medal, in 1970, and the martin luther king, jr. My storyfor young people to learn about her real life story. Rosa parks story educational videos for students rosa parks for kids watch cartoons online cn watch a fun rosa parks bio with ms. A seamstress recalls events leading to her act of peaceful defiance that prompted the 1955 bus boycott in montgomery, alabama. James haskins when parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on an alabama bus in 1955, she sparked the civil rights movement. Telling stories about rosa parks michael schudson, 2012.
The rosa parks story is a wellproduced television movie starring angela bassett as parks which shows that the woman who is famous for inciting the civil rights movement for not moving from her seat on a bus was motivated by her commitment to christ, not by rebellion. It crushes myths beneath its heel, gives a great deal of factual information about the time in which she lived, brings to life the danger she faced, and is just about. Rosa parks was an activist in the africanamerican civil rights movement, who became famous when on december 1, 1955, in montgomery, alabama, she refused to obey bus driver james f. Rosa parks is one of the most famous women in american history, and an instantly recognizable name among americans of all ages, thanks to the events of december 1, 1955. Relaying the social and cultural climate in montgomery, al, in 1965, the film juxtaposes the famous event of parks refusal to relinquish her seat on a bus. The family of rosa parks remembers her life and lessons db 81129 by sheila mccauley keys, an account of parkss life away from the spotlight. Rosa parks is considered by many to be the mother of the civil rights movement.
Digital downloads search thousands of highres images and support the henry ford. Artist gerhard trede, apm music sonoton recorded music library sonoton music. One version of the story, from a 1991 elementary school social studies textbook, goes as follows. There are times when one small act can change the world. Rosa parks story educational videos for students rosa. The rosa parks story angela bassett brings out complex layers of humanity in cbs the rosa parks story, a tasteful and stylish biopic as much about love and inspiration as it. In this straightforward, compelling autobiography, rosa parks talks candidly about the civil rights movement and her active role in it. It is a linear book tracing parks beginnings in pine level, ala. Yet there is much more to her story than this one act of defiance.
Mostly filmed on location in alabama, the rosa parks story features cicely tyson as rosas strongwilled mother leona and mrs. Many people believe rosa parks simple refusal to move to the back of a montgomery, alabama bus was her contribution to the civil rights movement, but this engrossing look at her life tells the whole story. Learn how the american civil rights movement was inspired by rosa parks. I didnt look to see who was driving when i got on, and by the time i recognized him, i had already paid my fare. This play shares the life and accomplishments of rosa parks, the mother of the civil rights movement, and inspires discussions and writing about this remarkable american. If a bus could talk, it would tell the story of a young africanamerican girl named rosa who had to walk miles to her oneroom schoolhouse in alabama while white children rode to their school in a bus. Rosa parks civil rights activist video pbs learningmedia. That afternoon, on her way home from work, parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white person in defiance of montgomerys segregated bus policies.
She grew up on a farm with her brother, mother and. The rosa parks story tv movie 2002 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. My story, the civil rights pioneers autobiography, written for children in grades 47 and older readers. Main people are rosa parks, marten luther king jr the event was in alabama 1950s. Included is a short, onepage story about rosa parks and how the famous bus boycott. It opened on the 45th anniversary of her arrest and the montgomery bus boycott.
While secretary for the national association for the advancement of colored people, parks defends local children who have been victimized by racism. Rosa parks she was born 4th february 19, in tuskegee, alabama. The time had just come when i had been pushed as far as i could stand to be pushed, i suppose. My story, an autobiography recounting her life in the. Civil rights leader rosa parks civil rights leader rosa parks this is her story rosa parks she was born 4th february 19, in tuskegee, alabama. Includes a play, biographical information, quotations, and meaningful questions. Rosa parks 192005 national library service for the blind and. Civil rights leader rosa parks this is her story 2. My story txt read information about the author rosa louise mccauley parks was an african american civil rights activist whom the u. In this book the conflict was that immergration and it happened on the bus and a white man came on and she didnt give up her seat to the man and the driver call the police and the police sent her to jail for not giving up her seat.
Rosa parks is a novel worth reading by black children. Angela bassett portrays rosa parks, and cicely tyson a. After the civil war and through the civil rights era of the 1950s, racial segregation laws made life for many african americans extremely difficult. From my story by rosa parks and jim haskins youre under arrest when i got off from work that evening of december 1, i went to court square as usual to catch the cleveland avenue bus home.
I do not own any rights to the music, pictures, photos or video clips. The story of how the famous montgomery bus boycott was planned in three days thanks to rosa parks refusal to give up her seat behind the movement tv one visit the post for more. Many have heard a simplified version of the rosa parks story, as an isolated incident in which she refused to give. A quiet exemplification of courage, dignity, and determination, rosa parks is a symbol to all americans to remain free. Courage a problem can only be fixed if someone is willing to take courage an do something about it. In the rosa parks story, director julie dash chronicles the life and legacy of the mother of the civil rights movement. The rosa parks story is a 2002 american television movie written by paris qualles and directed by julie dash. Rosa parks 192005 helped initiate the civil rights movement in the united states when she refused to give up her seat to a white man on a montgomery, alabama bus in 1955. In this straightforward, compelling autobiography, rosa parks talks.
We all know rosa parks as the tired old lady on a bus who unknowingly sparked a civil rights firestorm by refusing to give up her seat in. Troy state university at montgomery opened the rosa parks library and museum on the site where mrs. In this online activity, students will read the heroic story of rosa parks, who played a pivotal role in the civil rights movement. I will be explaining the theme of the story and how it is shown through the characters. Want to watch the rosa parks story in the comfort of your own home. A biographical movie starring angela bassett and directed by julie dash, the rosa parks story, was released in 2002. Rosa parks by rosa parks, 9780141204, download free ebooks, download free pdf epub ebook. The making of a civil rights icon, black camera, an international film journal, vol. Rosa parks brought together a unique blend of life experiences, a commitment to racial justice, and a flawless reputation to transform a single act of defiance into a defining moment for the modern american civil rights movement. The rosa parks story 2002 this biopic tells the story of civil rights activist rosa parks angela bassett from her days as a privateschool student to her public battle against racism and. Americans know about rosa parks, who died last october.
Rosa parks is best known for the day she refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus, sparking the montgomery, alabama, bus boycott. Congress later called the mother of the modernday civil rights movement. Please practice handwashing and social distancing, and check out our resources for adapting to these times. My story, as told to jim haskins, was published in 1992. Hunting down a streaming service to buy, rent, download, or watch the julie dashdirected movie via subscription can be a huge. The making of a civil rights icon delphine letort abstract the rosa parks story 2002 belongs to the wave of civil rights films that emerged in the 1980s and was dedicated to recounting the fight for. Open library is an initiative of the internet archive, a 501c3 nonprofit, building a digital library of internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form.1265 543 1344 369 279 1001 53 227 1362 74 119 1192 12 859 301 679 634 625 354 1089 1379 724 811 1495 1276 119 673 173 352 922 761 266 632 737