THE UNIVERSITY OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA Vice Chancellor’s Public Lecture Series in collaboration with the United States Embassy
Mighty Times: The Legacy of Rosa Parks is a short 2002 documentary film directed by Robert Houston and produced by Robert Hudson. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short. On December 1, 1955, Rose Parks sparked a revolution by sitting still. Her simple act of defiance against racial segregation on city buses inspired the African American community of Montgomery, Alabama, to unite against the segregationists who ran City Hall. Over the course of a year, the Montgomery Bus Boycott would test the endurance of the peaceful protestors, overturn an unjust law and create a legacy of mighty times that continue to inspire those who work for freedom and justice today.
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Legacy of Rosa Parks
Wednesday 22nd February 2012
6.00pm – 7.00pm
Main Lecture Theatre