The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks: Release date, cast, synopsis, trailer & more

The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks is a forthcoming documentary film that tells the true and untold story of civil rights icon Mrs. Rosa Parks.

Release date

The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks is set to premiere on Peacock on 19 October.

Cast and creators

  • Ericka Huggins
  • Bryan Stevenson
  • Patrisse Cullors
  • LisaGay Hamilton

Directed by Johanna Hamilton and Yoruba Richen
Written by Jeanne Theoharis


“The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, which is based on the bestselling biography by Jeanne Theoharis and executive produced by award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien, expands the record on Rosa Parks’ overlooked accomplishments and the importance of her drive and fight to overcome racial injustices and rampant inequalities. In short, what we are taught in school about Rosa Parks is a mere fraction of the full story about who she truly was.”

Other details

This documentary is based on Jeanne Theoharis’ bestselling 2013 biography named, “The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks”.

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During the trailer, there is remarkable footage of Mrs. Parks herself saying, “I felt that I had a message, but people did not choose to listen to what I was saying.”

Furthermore, it weaves together interviews with academics, activists, and Parks’ family members to paint an honest and poignant picture of Parks’ resolute spirit and the countless difficulties she faced throughout her life, including the historic Montgomery bus boycott.

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