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    Rosa Parks

    One hundred years ago this month, Rosa Parks was born in Alabama. She is perhaps best known for her famous act of defiance when she refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger. Now often referred to as "The First Lady of Civil Rights", her action sparked off the Montgomery Bus Boycott, one of the seminal events of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. Lorcan Clancy took a closer look at the famous incident that propelled Rosa Parks into the national spotlight.
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    Coming Up on next week's programme....

    Among other things, we’ll be looking at 250 years of the Freeman’s Journal and we’ll be hearing about Rosa Parks’ historic bus protest. She would have been 100 years old this month. Also, Keith and Dave Farrell will join us to talk about A Terrible Beauty, their docu drama which offers a fresh approach to the Easter Rising. Mixing archive footage with dramatic reconstructions and eyewitness accounts they tell the little-known stories of ordinary soldiers on both sides. It will be shown as part of the Dublin International Film Festival.


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