The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

Cultures & Communities Festival

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Through archival footage, new interviews, and her own writings, THE REBELLIOUS LIFE OF ROSA PARKS is a long overdue feature documentary look at the civil rights icon. Many know of her work during the Montgomery bus boycott, but here we learn of her lifelong fight against segregation in both the Jim Crow South and more progressive North. Adapted from the best-selling, award-winning biography of the same name, the film demonstrates just how radical and extensive Parks' efforts were.

Community Partners: Marquette University Center for Urban Research, Teaching and OutreachNew Beginnings Are PossibleThe Classic Shoppe Wisconsin Anti-Violence Education Fund (WAVE) UWM Office of Applied Gerontology


About Milwaukee Film

Milwaukee Film is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to entertaining, educating, and engaging our community through cinematic experiences. We operate the magnificent Oriental Theatre, a historic cinema palace committed to high-quality and accessible film and education programming. Since 2009, the annual Milwaukee Film Festival has brought together film fans and filmmakers to celebrate the power of cinema. Our education programs and Cultures & Communities platform provide avenues toward making our community a more empathetic and equitable place for everyone to live.

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