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Filmový klub: THE ROSA PARKS STORY

rpPozývame Vás na hraný film "THE ROSA PARKS STORY" v InfoUSA centre v ŠVK v Košiciach, Hlavna č. 10, 1. poschodie, dňa 9. februára 2012 (štvrtok) o 17:00 hod

Starts: 2012-02-09  at  17:00
Ends: 2012-02-09  at  19:00
Location: InfoUSA Center at the State Scientific Library in Košice, Hlavna 10, 1st floor

Public show of a movie (in English)
More about the movie on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rosa_Parks_Story

The Rosa Parks Story is a 2002 American television movie written by Paris Qualles and directed by Julie Dash. Angela Basset portrays Rosa Parks.

It tells the story of civil rights heroine Rosa Parks, whose refusal to obey a Montgomery, Alabama segregation law prompts the first major Civil Rights demonstration in the country. As a child, Rosa is educated in a private school run by the Religious Society of Friends, where she is encouraged to overcome the limitations of a segregation based environment with other African Americans in her home state of Alabama. In her late teens she marries barber Raymond Parks, an advocate of equal rights for all. She eventually joins the local branch of the NAACP, although her husband believes that the organization is ineffective in its ongoing battle against legalized racism. On December 1, 1955, after working all day, the department store seamstress takes a seat in the designated "colored" section of a Montgomery city bus. When the "white" section at the front fills up, the white driver orders Parks to relinquish her seat. She refuses and is arrested and jailed. Her action results in a bus boycott and has a major impact on local religious leader Martin Luther King, Jr. Eventually a ruling by the Supreme Court declares bus segregation unconstitutional.

Excerpt taken from http://en.wikipedia.org