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Playing Rosa's Tune - Music of the Civil Rights Struggle

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New series 1/3. In October 2005 Rosa Parks died at the age of 92. Fifty years earlier, when she was a seamstress in Montgomery, Alabama, she refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger, an act that subsequently ignited the civil rights movement in America. Stephen Evans tells the story of how music was used to chronicle the "struggle" she had initiated and acted as an integral weapon in its armoury.
Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm

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Presenter: Stephen Evans
Producer: Paul Evans

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Playing Rosa's Tune - Music of the Civil Rights Struggle

BBC Radio 4 FM, 31 January 2006 13.30






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