Boycott

Boycott

DVD - 2002
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On December 1, 1955, one black woman refused to give up her seat in a "white's only" section of a public bus. The bus stops. Montgomery, Alabama stopped. In a time when resentment gave birth to rebellion and a gesture has the power to bring about change, Rosa Parks, by her single act, inspired the will to make history and helped make a leader out of Martin Luther King, Jr. This single act is considered the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement.
Publisher: New York, NY : HBO Home Video, [2002], c2001.
ISBN: 9780783118376
0783118376
Branch Call Number: DVD Boycott 7-DAY 2001
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (112 min.) :,sd., col. with b&w sequences ;,4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Daybreak of freedom.

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Aug 25, 2017

Many of us have learned about the Montgomery bus boycott from our history books but this movie really showed the sacrifices the organizers and participants experienced. Homes were firebombed. People were harassed, arrested and sometimes murdered by the police. Hate groups like the KKK were intimidating citizens for exercising their right to boycott. People often look at the results of a boycott without thinking about the strategy, politics and sacrifices that are made behind the scenes. Great film!!!!

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