First grade teacher Maggie Nolan Donovan (SNCC veteran) introduces her students to the desegregation of the buses, placing Rosa Parks in the context of the larger community efforts.
The lesson involves families, promotes literacy, and culminates with a student-authored play. It is one of the best examples on film of how to teach a people's history of the Civil Rights Movement to young children.
Filmed at Ezra H. Baker Elementary School, West Dennis, Massachusetts.
Production by David Hopwood. Funded by LEARN, a federally funded PT3 Project.