Eyes on the Prize

Awakenings (1954-1956) | Montgomery Bus Boycott

Clip: Season 1 Episode 1 | 55s | Video has closed captioning.

Jo Ann Robinson, the president of the Women’s Political Council, prepares for the one-day Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott on December 5, 1955 - the day Rosa Parks would be tried in municipal court after her arrest for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white man. The community-wide effort pays off as witnesses attest. From Eyes on the Prize: Awakenings (1954-1956).

Aired: 04/04/21

Expires: 04/14/25

Rating: TV-PG

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