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Watch Trailer of TV One's 'Behind The Movement' (VIDEO)


TV One has released its first teaser trailer for the upcoming original movie, “Behind the Movement.” The film debuts this February as part of the network’s Black History Month programming.


“Behind the Movement” is a retelling of how Rosa Parks‘ refusal to give up her seat launched the history-making Montgomery 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. The film is written by Katrina M. O’Gilvie and produced by Swirl Films Atlanta for TV One.


“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.


Watch the trailer below and click here to see more BTS photos!


Ray Cornelius is one of Atlanta’s newest entertainment writers and media personalities. His arts and entertainment website, www.raycornelius.com spotlights the latest in “positive” African-American celebrity news and was established in 2012. Since that time Cornelius has covered a myriad of red carpet premieres, award shows and Atlanta-based films including Tyler Perry’s Temptation, The BronzeLens Film Festival, The Trumpet Awards, and The Steve Harvey’s Neighborhood Awards just to name a few. He has also interviewed a who’s who list of today’s top singers, actors and reality stars. With nearly 20 years of media experience, Cornelius has also worked as an associate producer for the Emmy-winning public affairs program, ATL Insider and with such award shows as The Soul Train Awards, The Trumpet Awards and BET Hip-Hop Awards.