MOVIE OF THE WEEK: THE REBELLIOUS LIFE OF MRS. ROSA PARKS

Humble. Unassuming. Spiritual. Saint-like. All of these words have been used to describe Rosa Parks, the civil rights movement icon whose decision to stay seated on a Montgomery, Alabama, bus in 1955 led to a boycott and, ultimately, to a court decision finding bus segregation unconstitutional. And there’s no doubt that she was all of those things. But as Johanna Hamilton and Yoruba Richen’s documentary The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks makes abundantly clear, she was also a proud radical and lifelong activist.

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THE REBELLIOUS LIFE OF MRS. ROSA PARKS – Review by Susan Wloszczyna

The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks is a long overdue documentary that digs deep into the life of the civil rights activist from Montgomery, Alabama and is based on a best-selling biography. The film starts off with a clip of the quiz show To Tell the Truth in which the celebrity panel overlooks the real Rosa Parks.

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