By Tomilola Coco Adeyemo
Today in 1955, civil rights activist, Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat in a racially segregated America.
It’s been 61 years and things have changed a lot since then but Ms Parks’ single move is responsible for changing a lot.
Refusing to give up her seat for a white person, she became an important symbol of the civil rights movement.
And, is referred to as the ‘First Lady of civil rights’.
In 2002, a TV movie of her life was made and it starred Actress, Angela Bassett.
Below is a short clip of the movie.
With the release of 76 in theaters across the country, we can only hope things like this open up a conversation to make movies about our own history too.