Signpost To Freedom: The 1953 Baton Rouge Bus Boyc

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This program tells the story of the nation's first large-scale boycott challenging segregation. In 1953, led by a handful of determined young men and women, the African-American citizens of Louisiana's capital city staged a quiet revolt by refusing to ride city buses. In just eight days, they brought the city's bus system to the brink of bankruptcy. Word of the successful action spread like wildfire, influencing others like Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr.

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2/23/2009
11 p.m.
2/24/2009
4 a.m.
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