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MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. THE STORY OF A DREAM

June Beherns

Scene 2: Inside a city bus in Montgomery. Rosa Parks is sitting in a seat

near the front. Every bus seat is filled and people are getting on.

BUS DRIVER: All right, folks, let's get up. (Two black people leave their seats and stand.) Lady, you gonna move? (Rosa Parks remains seated.) Lady, if you don t give up your seat, I'll have to call that policeman out there.

ROSA PARKS: Go ahead and call him.

BUS DRIVER: (calling through open door):Officer! Officer! (Policeman boards the bus and listens to the driver)

 POLICEMAN:(to Rosa Parks) Lady, if the driver asked you to stand, why didn't you?

 ROSA PARKS: Do you think it's right that I should have to stand up

for white folks?

 POLICEMAN: I don't know, but the law is the law. I'll have to arrest you and take you down to jail for breaking the

law.

 

Rosa leaves with the policeman as amazed people on the bus talk among themselves.