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At the next stop, more passengers got on.
They also had to give up their seats for white customers if the bus started filling up.
Rosa's protest eventually led to racial segregation on buses ending - a decision that was met with opposition and violence. More on this story. Well done to all involved.
In the episode the Doctor and her companions meet civil rights activist Rosa Parks and watch as she refuses to give her bus seat up for white passengers. Whittaker's Doctor Who sets new record.
Yaz Khan played by Mandip Gill is constantly referred to as a 'Mexican' throughout - despite being Asian. A lot of people will remember Malorie from the book, Noughts and Crosses. As a result of her protest, Rosa and her husband Raymond both lost their jobs. Rosa Parks has been honoured by many different organisations and was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal inone of the the highest civilian awards in the USA. The actress who played Rosa was delighted by the social media reaction.
After her arrest, members of the African-American community organised a boycott of the buses.
Doctor who: why has the rosa parks episode got people talking?
Not just buses. And also teaching younger generations about an iconic moment and legend, Rosa Parks. View original tweet on Twitter. Throughout the episode, the characters had very frank and open discussions about racism. Jac0bWilliam October 21, How the characters experienced s America. She's also married to a Doctor in real life guess who.
People commented on Twitter that the writers hadn't undermined the legacy of Rosa Parks. Ryan Sinclair played by Tosin Cole is threatened and told that he could be lynched for helping a white woman who had dropped her glove.
Whilst at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People she started working towards abolishing segregation and discrimination. This was allowed because of the segregation laws that were in place now known as Jim Crow laws.
It was also responsible for helping bring Martin Luther King to the forefront of the civil rights movement. Her bus protest happened 63 years ago, and will always be remembered as an iconic moment in the history of the civil rights movement.
Black travellers were required to pay at the front of the bus, leave it, walk to the back of the vehicle and then re-enter. I'm off to finish editing my book. They left Montgomery and moved to Detroit where Rosa became a secretary and receptionist for a US politician.
The Montgomery Bus Boycott lasted for just over a year and has since become part of African-American history.
Who was Rosa Parks? The book is set in an alternative world where two friends of different races deal with their challenges of racism.
One of those tweeting was former Doctor Who actress Georgia Tennant. Fans of the series were taken on a trip through time and space with the 13th Doctor played by Jodie Whittaker to s Alabama.
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Although Rosa Parks is most famous for her protest, her life of activism was so much more. Not been into Dr Who since David Tennant left.
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My fav comments are those which say the episode opened a conversation with their children. Kudos to Chris Chibnall for getting us talking about Rosa and the legacy she left us and where we are now.
You may have probably heard the name in school from your history lessons - but how much do you know about the activist? On 1 December Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give her seat up for white passengers in Montgomery, Alabama.
Published 16 October Published 8 October Whittaker debuts with new Doctor Who high. Bit overwhelmed by the lovely responses to Rosa but by far the nicest thing is to hear is that it opened up family conversations with kids.
However, it was an America where black and white people were kept separate by law. She lived to be 92 and saw America change beyond recognition. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites.
Sci-Fi series Doctor Who has been praised for its portrayal of historical racism and Rosa Parks in Sunday night's episode.