Piedmont Arts          
Tired Souls: King and the Montgomery Bus Boycott
 
2/28/20 - 6:30 PM
Piedmont Arts

This performance was originally scheduled for February 20, but was rescheduled due to inclement weather. Tickets purchased for the previous date may be used at this performance. For questions, please call 276.632.3221.

Tired Souls: King and the Montgomery Bus Boycott opens in Montgomery, Alabama on December 1, 1955 – the day Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a city bus to a white man. Her determination was the catalyst that inspired Montgomery’s black citizens to abandon all travel on city buses until they were no longer forced to sit in the back or stand when a white person boarded. But there were others who came before Mrs. Parks and laid the groundwork for this pivotal moment. This one-man play by Mike Wiley introduces audiences to Jo Ann Robinson, Claudette Colvin and others instrumental in lighting a fire under the Civil Rights movement and changing the course of U.S. history forever.

Reception at 6:30 pm. Performance at 7 pm.

$20 General Admission • $10 Student (K–12)