TV One will premiere Behind The Movement as the centerpiece of its 2018 Black History Month offerings on Sunday, February 11 at 7 p.m. ET. The original film, starring Meta Golding, Loretta Devine, Isaiah Washington and Roger Guenveur Smith, features the actual bus where Rosa Parks’ refusal to give up her bus seat to a white passenger on December 1, 1955 spiraled into the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott. The made-for-television movie honors the contributions of many unsung heroes in the Civil Rights struggle and recounts the meticulous planning and preparation that took place during three intense days between the fateful evening when Parks was arrested for “breaking the law” to the launch of this significant protest. Behind the Movement is written by and directed by Aric Avelino. It is produced by Swirl Films for TV One.
Rosa Parks’ refusal to give up her bus seat 62 years ago was only the beginning. Premiering the February, TV One’s new film “Behind The Movement” offers a closer look at how the history-making Montgomery Bus Boycott was planned in just three days and ultimately led to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950’s and 1960s.
In the 1960’s, black people were fed up with segregation and discrimination. Not everyone had the liberty to voice it. For many, exercising their freedom of speech came at the cost of their life. Rosa Parks’ refusal to give up her seat to a white man sparked the movement that shifted the experience from clandestine conversation to outright civil disobedience and ultimately the shift that rocked this country off its ill base.
In “Behind the Movement”, you’ll see the events that led up to Mrs. Parks’ decision and the tense days and months that followed. After you watch, tweet our editor and let’s talk about it!