Since the World's been Turning

Episode 48 - Alabama

April 06, 2022 NZpodz Episode 49
Since the World's been Turning
Episode 48 - Alabama
Show Notes

This episode takes us into the troubled heart of Alabama in the 1950s: when the state was the scene of racial inequality, tension and violence. 

It was in Alabama that Rosa Parks, the “Mother of the Civil Rights Movement” refused to give up her bus seat for a white man, and the Montgomery Bus Boycott was born. The boycott garnered interest from activists all over the world, and it led to the rise of a charismatic young preacher, named Martin Luther King Jr. 

We’re joined  by special guest Cole Manley, a PhD student at the University of Columbia. Cole is the author of the book, “The Unlikely World of the Montgomery Bus Boycott”, which explores the global impact of the protest.