Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration: Boycott Screening

Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a screening of the movie Boycott.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014  |  Panther's Den  |  8:00pm

In 1955, an African-American woman named Rosa Parks dared to take an empty seat in the "Whites Only" section on a city bus in Montomery, AL, and sparked one of the first major battles in the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, thus bringing the work of Martin Luther King to the attention of many Americans for the first time. Boycott is a made-for-TV movie that dramatizes the events of the Montomery bus boycott, weaving vintage newsreel footage with scenes depicting the public and private dramas involved in the protests.

~ Mark Deming, Rovi

For more information, contact Justin Muse at jmuse@ferrum.edu.