Rosa Parks' story to air on CBS

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CBS will air an original movie about the life of civil rights activist Rosa Parks in February.

The Rosa Parks Story stars Angela Bassett as the woman who sparked a boycott by refusing to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Ala. bus in 1955, will be broadcast on Feb. 24 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT). Cecily Tyson co-stars.

The drama was filmed in Montgomery, Ala. Dexter Scott King, the son of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who emerged as a civil rights leader in that city, makes a cameo appearance as his father.

The movie was produced by Jaffe/Braunstein Films, in association with Chotzen/Jenner Productions. Julie Dash (Daughters of the Dust) directed the film from a script by Paris Qualles (A House Divided).