Boycott

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Boycott is a 2001 American television film directed by Clark Johnson, and starring Jeffrey Wright as Martin Luther King Jr. The film, based on the book Daybreak of Freedom by Stewart Burns, tells the story of the 1955-1956 Montgomery Bus Boycott. read more
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Boycott is a 2001 American television film directed by Clark Johnson, and starring Jeffrey Wright as Martin Luther King Jr. The film, based on the book Daybreak of Freedom by Stewart Burns, tells the story of the 1955-1956 Montgomery Bus Boycott. It won a Peabody Award in 2001 "for refusing to allow history to slip into 'the past.'"

Original Release

02/24/2001

Cast

Brent Jennings Rufus Lewis
CCH Pounder Jo Ann Robinson
Jeffrey Wright Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Carmen Ejogo Coretta Scott King
Terrence Howard Ralph Abernathy
Reg E. Cathey E.D. Nixon
Iris Little Thomas Rosa Parks (as Iris Little-Thomas)
Shawn Michael Howard Fred Gray
Erik Dellums Bayard Rustin (as Erik Todd Dellums)
Mike Hodge Daddy King
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Clark Johnson

Writers

Stewart Burns, Herman Daniel Farrell, Timothy J. Sexton

Cast

Brent Jennings Rufus Lewis
CCH Pounder Jo Ann Robinson
Jeffrey Wright Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Carmen Ejogo Coretta Scott King
Terrence Howard Ralph Abernathy
Reg E. Cathey E.D. Nixon
Iris Little Thomas Rosa Parks (as Iris Little-Thomas)
Shawn Michael Howard Fred Gray
Erik Dellums Bayard Rustin (as Erik Todd Dellums)
Mike Hodge Daddy King
Whitman Mayo Reverend Banyon
Walter Franks Reverend Fields
Mert Hatfield Mayor Gayle
Tom Nowicki Commissioner Sellars
Danny Nelson Commissioner Parks
E. Roger Mitchell Bob Phillips
Heather Salmon Mrs. Dunlap
Clark Johnson Emory Jackson (as Clark 'Slappy Jackson)
Jack Martin Clifford Durr
Crystal Garrett Juanita Abernathy

Producers

Shelby Stone Executive Producer
Norman Twain Executive Producer
James Bigwood Producer
Juanita F. Diana Producer
Preston Holmes Producer

Editors

Cindy Mollo

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