Playing Rosa's Tune - Music Of The Civil Rights Struggle

In October 2005 Mrs Rosa Parks the mother of the civil rights movement died at the age of 92.

Fifty years earlier, then an unknown seamstress in Montgomery, Alabama, her refusal to give up her bus seat to a white passenger and subsequent arrest ignited the civil rights movement in America.

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In October 2005 Mrs Rosa Parks the mother of the civil rights movement died at the age of 92.

Fifty years earlier, then an unknown seamstress in Montgomery, Alabama, her refusal to give up her bus seat to a white passenger and her subsequent arrest ignited the civil rights movement in America.

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Stephen Evans travels to Montgomery to talk to those involved in the movement and its music.

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In October 2005 Mrs Rosa Parks the mother of the civil rights movement died at the age of 92.

Fifty years earlier, then an unknown seamstress in Montgomery, Alabama, her refusal to give up her bus seat to a white passenger and subsequent arrest ignited the civil rights movement in America.

Stephen Evans tells the story of how music was used to chronicle the 'struggle' she had initiated, and how important it was as an integral weapon of its armoury.