Mike Wiley's Tired Souls: King and the Montgomery County Bus Boycott
Tired Souls opens in Montgomery, Alabama on December 1, 1955: the day Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a city bus to a white man. Her determination was the catalyst that inspired Montgomery’s black citizens to abandon all travel on city buses until they were no longer forced to sit in the back or stand when a white person boarded. But there were others who came before Mrs. Parks and laid the groundwork for this pivotal moment. Tired Souls introduces audiences to Jo Ann Robinson, Claudette Colvin, and others who were instrumental in lighting a fire under the Civil Rights movement and changing the course of U.S. history forever.
Curriculum Connections: Social Studies, US History, Civil Rights, Performing Arts, Drama, Theater
Jan. 16 and Jan. 17 (9:45 AM): 3-5
Jan. 17 (11:45 AM) and Jan. 18: 6-8
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