The bus ride that changed America
Rosa Parks was an African-American civil rights activist and "the mother of the Modern-Day American civil rights movement". Parks is famous for a protest she made in Montgomery, Alabama, on December 1, 1955. While she sat in a seat in the middle of the bus behind the 10 front seats that were saved for white passengers, the bus driver told her to move to the back of the bus so a white passenger could take the seat toward the front of the bus. During this time, when the seats reserved for white people on a bus were full, black people were told to get up out of their seats. Parks refused to move. She was a member of the local chapter of National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP). Like so many others, she was tired of being treated as a lower-class person because of the colour of her skin. Rosa was arrested. This led to the Montgomery bus boycott. The boycott lasted 381 days, and it caused a change in the law. After that, black people were able to sit wherever they wanted to on a bus. Her refusal to let others treat her differently was an important symbol in the campaign against racial segregation.
Musique original : ELISA LE CAM Mise en scene : LUCILLE O’FLANAGAN Avec : Chengetai Distribution : en cours Films : DAVID TUCK Lumieres : NOELLE BURR Production : THOMAS LE CAM pour LE THEATRE EN ANGLAIS