Rosa Parks’ refusal to give up her bus seat 62 years ago was only the beginning.
Premiering on TV One in February, Behind the Movement offers a closer look at how the history-making Montgomery Bus Boycott was planned in just three days and ultimately led to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s.
A new trailer released today gives more insight into Parks’ mind state when she refused to give up her seat and found a place in history.
“It was reported that I was tired and that wasn’t true,” says actress Meta Golding as Parks in the trailer.
“I was tired of all the injustice, all the fear and indignity that they were putting us through. That’s the truth.”
Starring Golding (“The Hunger Games”) as Rosa Parks, Isaiah Washington (“The 100”) as E.D. Nixon, Loretta Devine (“Waiting to Exhale”) as Jo Ann Robinson, Roger Guenveur Smith (“American Gangster”) as Raymond Parks and Shaun Clay as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Behind the Movement reveals the untold story of how a group of everyday people decided this incident was the right time to take a stand for their civil rights and demand equal treatment.
Premiering during Black History Month, this original made-for-television movie honors the contributions of many unsung heroes of this watershed moment in the Civil Rights struggle. While Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a prominent leader of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, there were many lesser-known heroes, including Parks, the catalyst for the most successful boycott of its time.
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