Segments in this Video

History of Slavery (04:44)


Imagine a secret Black Panther Army deciding to storm the United White States of America in 1997. Three landmark events contribute to the Civil Rights movement: the founding of the Ku Klux Klan, Rosa Park's refusal to surrender her seat, and Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. When President Abraham Lincoln is elected, the southern states secede.

Memory of Humanity (04:08)

Imagine being an item of merchandise; learn about "the triangular trade." During the Civil War, Congress adopts the Thirteenth Amendment, abolishing slavery. Former Confederate officers organize the Ku Klux Klan.

Unemployment, Hatred, and Segregation (03:43)

Compare the rise of the Third Reich to the rise of the KKK. Federal laws impose racial equality, but southern states implement Jim Crow laws. After the Supreme Court invalidates segregation, Dorothy Counts attends an all-white high school.

Rise of Dr. King (05:19)

Compare segregation in South Africa to the Southern United States. Dr. King believes in peaceful civil disobedience; the "I Have a Dream" speech culminates the March on Washington. Parks refuses to surrender her seat to a white passenger.

Turning Point in History (04:40)

Learn about the impact of Dr. King's speech. Without hope for reconciliation, African-Americans resort to violence to achieve their goals. Led by Malcolm X, the Nation of Islam wants an independent black state; the Black Panther Party rises in prominence.

Changing the World (02:46)

Violence may gain publicity, but it creates fear, anger, and alienation. Nelson Mandela, Gandhi, and Dr. King have achieved more goals through peaceful protest. Forgive the past without forgetting it.

For additional digital leasing and purchase options contact a media consultant at 800-257-5126
(press option 3) or

A Bus for Martin Luther King

Part of the Series : Butterfly Effect (Season 1)
DVD (Chaptered) Price: $129.95
DVD + 3-Year Streaming Price: $194.93
3-Year Streaming Price: $129.95



Early 20th century in the U.S. South. Segregation against the black community is rife. The Ku Klux Klan, Jim Crow laws—all this finds form in daily life via ethnic separation in public places, schools, public transport, public drinking fountains, and on and on. In buses, for example, seats at the front are reserved for whites. Rosa Parks, a seamstress, lives in the city of Montgomery, Alabama, and has suffered from this social context ever since childhood. On December 1, 1955, she refuses to obey the driver of the bus she is on and give up her seat to a white passenger as laid down by the law. Arrested and jailed, she becomes the symbol of the Afro-American cause, and a young pastor, Martin Luther King, seizes on the event and starts a boycott of the city’s buses. Demonstrations, speeches—the protest movement grows and grows, and Rosa Parks becomes the “mother of the Civil Rights movement”. The machine is on the move, and nothing can stop it now. On November 13, 1956, the U.S. Supreme Court bans segregationist laws on the buses, declaring them unconstitutional. The “woman who stood up by sitting down” changed the history of the United States.

Length: 26 minutes

Item#: BVL145597

ISBN: 978-1-64198-864-3

Copyright date: ©2016

Closed Captioned

Performance Rights

Prices include public performance rights.

Not available to Home Video and Publisher customers.

Only available in USA, Asia, Australia, Canada and New Zealand.