When Rosa Parks, sec. of the local NAACP, refuses to give up her bus seat to a white man, her arrest galvanizes Montgomery’s blacks, led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to boycott the buses.
Before MLK was pastor at the Dexter Ave. Baptist Ch. there was an even more fiery preacher who prepared the way for him, Vernon Johns, a champion of justice.
The story of Dr. Luther King and the many brave men & women who engaged in the Montgomery Bus Boycott is told in great detail.
The impact of the Montgomery Bus Boycott is depicted through the experience of Odessa, a maid who works across town for a white family. Her influence on the wife upends her employers’ family.