Julie Dash will direct film about Rosa Parks' early life
It is based on the book, At the Dark End of the Street by Danielle McGuire, which tells the story of how Rosa Parks and the collective action of black women sparked the Civil Rights movement. “A decade before her iconic moment on the Montgomery bus, Rosa Parks was investigating the brutal rape of Recy Taylor and seeking justice on her behalf. This story of how the incredible bravery and collective action of Black Women sparked The Civil Rights movement will be brought to the big screen," says Invisible Pictures.
This will be the second film Dash has directed about the civil rights activist, after the 2002 TV movie The Rosa Parks Story starring Angela Bassett.