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In English or Spanish, with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.


Jeffrey Wright, Terrence Howard, CCH Pounder, Carmen Ejogo, Reg E. Cathey, Brent Jennings, Iris Little-Thomas, Shawn Michael Howard, Erik Todd Dellums, Mike Hodge.

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Burbank, CA : HBO Home Entertainment : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2010]


Title from container.

"Montgomery, Alabama, 1955"--Container.

Based on the book "Daybreak of freedom" by Stewart Burns.

Originally broadcast on HBO in 2001.

Special features: making-of featurette (4 min.); cast and director biographies; historical background (text feature); bibliographical and videographical references; web links.

One woman refuses to give up her seat in a "whites only" section of a public bus. The bus stops. The city stops. The world stops. December 1, 1955, Montgomery, Alabama. A time when resentment gives birth to rebellion; when a gesture has the power to bring about change. This single act by Rosa Parks inspires an uprising that will make history, and make a leader of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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