(Shenandoah Joe) Scripts for the "Rush Towards Freedom" Television Series, January 1970



May 28, 1970

Dear George,

Thanks for letting me know about the new scheduling for the series.

If I can ever get up to New York, I hope I will see you.

Sincerely, Julian Bond

Mr. George Moynihan

Westinghouse Broadcasting Company

90 Park Avenue

New York, N. Y. 10016

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Feburary 24, 1971

Dear Mr. Harden,

Like you, I am appaled at the ad.

I am sending it to the producer of the show, George Moynihan, in hhe hope that he can elicit a satis-factory response from KPIX.


Julian Bond

Mr. Gerald Harden

665A Castro Street

San Fransisco, California 94114

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BIRTH OF DIRECT ACTION - show #2 VTR 2/21/70



BOND V/O: Eighteen months after the Supreme Court's 1954 decision that separate education was unequal, the real history of the Black revolution began. It started on this street, in Montgomery, the capitol of Alabama, where in 1961, Jefferson Davis took the oath of office as president of the Confederate States of America. Without that same pomp and ceremony, the black revolution was underway.

BOND ON CAM: Nine white men made that Supreme Court decision. Like most decisions affecting the destiny of black Americans until then, it was the work of whites. The Civil Rights movement already had a long history in the United States, but since the times of abolitionists, it had been led mostly by whites and supported mostly by whites and supported mostly by middle class blacks, men and women

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who were not desperately poor and were not taking enormous risks. walks I'm Julian Bond, a member of the Georgia House of Representatives. This is the second program in a series of six about this new era, an era which I and millions of other black Americans hope will climax finally in our full freedom.


BOND ON CAM: it was Thursday, December 1st, 1955. The work day was coming to a close and the Christmas shoppers who had begun to crowd the sidewalks of Montgomery's shopping district were thinking about going home. Mrs. Rosa Parks, a 42-year-old department store seamstress, was going home from work.

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ACTOR #1 (ROSA PARKS) ON CAM: I didn't plan it. I was just trying to get home from work, and get some rest, and get ready to go to work the next day.

BOND ON CAM: According to local law, blacks were supposed to fill the seats from the back forward...and should surrender seats in the front of the bus to whites. The seats in the back of Mrs. Parks' bus were filled up. So she took an empty seat in the white section of the bus.

ACTOR #5 (BUS RIDER) ON CAM: Girl. Hey, girl, I'm talking to you. What's your name?

ACTOR #1 (ROSA PARKS) ON CAM: My name is Mrs. Rosa Parks.

ACTOR #5 (BUS RIDER) ON CAM: Rosa, is it? Well, Rosa you sure don't know where you're supposed to sit. You're supposed to sit back there. Don't you see where they're sitting?

ACTOR #1 (ROSA PARKS) ON CAM: There are no seats back there.

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