In 1955, Rosa Parks dared to take an empty seat in the
“Whites Only” section on a city bus in Montgomery, AL.
Her single act sparked one of the first major battles in
the civil rights movement. Naming Dr. King its president,
the Montgomery Improvement Association successfully
brought the black community together in one of the first
major organized, grass-roots battles against segregation and
racism in the 1950s. Boycott
dramatizes the events of the
Montgomery bus boycott, weaving vintage newsreel footage
with scenes depicting the public and private dramas involved
in the protests. Special thanks to HBO Films. (HD Cam presentation)
This screening is part of the 2013
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Day
Celebration at Indiana University.
Sponsors include the Office of the
Vice President for Diversity, Equity,
and Multicultural Affairs, Black Film
Center/Archive, Neal-Marshall Black
Culture Center and IU Cinema.