Written by | Ray Cornelius 

I had the pleasure this week of going on the set of TV One’s upcoming original movie, “Behind the Movement.” The film is slated to premiere during Black History Month 2018 and is being produced for TV One by Atlanta’s very own Swirl Films.

“Behind the Movement” is a unique and fast-paced retelling of how Rosa Parks‘ refusal to give up her seat launched the history-making Montogomery Bus Boycott of 1955-56. The film will reveal the untold story of how a group of everyday people decided this incident was the right time to take a stand for their civil rights and demand equal treatment.

“Behind the Movement” stars Meta Golding as Rosa Parks, Roger Guenveur Smith as Raymond Parks, Loretta Devine as Jo Ann Robinson, Isaiah Washington as E.D. Dixon, Shaun Clay as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Keith Arthur Bolden as Ralph David Abernathy. “Behind the Movement” is written by Katrina M. O’Gilvie. 

“To us, Rosa Parks was an icon but before she was an icon, she was a regular person and who was empowered to make the choices she did and created change for so many of us. So, were telling a personal story of these people. They aren’t saints but they are people who had the courage and stood up in a time that was even more treacherous than it is now,” said the film’s director Aric Avelino.

Check out more images below of the actors and stay tuned to my radio show #UPFRONT for my exclusive interviews with the cast and much more.

LORETTA DEVINE

ROGER GUENVEUR SMITH 

KEITH ARTHUR BOLDEN

ISAIAH WASHINGTON 

Photo Credits: TV One and RayCornelius.com

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