Boycott (2001 film)

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Boycott
Directed byClark Johnson
Written byStewart Burns, Herman Daniel Farrell
Starring
Release date
24 February 2001
Running time
118 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Boycott is a 2001 American television film directed by Clark Johnson, and starring Jeffrey Wright as Martin Luther King Jr. The film, based on the book Daybreak of Freedom by Stewart Burns, tells the story of the 1955-1956 Montgomery Bus Boycott. It won a Peabody Award in 2001 "for refusing to allow history to slip into 'the past.'"[1]

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Soundtrack[edit]

The film soundtrack was issued as an 3-disc CD album on the EMI Gospel label[2] and features recordings by Nat King Cole, Dizzy Gillespie, Kirk Franklin and The Nu Nation, Montrel Darrett, Darwin T. Hobbs & Molly Johnson, Beverly Crawford and The Potters House Choir, the Tri-City Singers, Aaron Neville with Sweet Honey in the Rock, Lamar Campbell and The Spirit of Praise, Karen Clark, and BeBe Winans with Stevie Wonder & Mario Winans.[3]

Reviewing the album for AllMusic, Jonathan Widran said: "This exciting, eclectic R&B-driven soundtrack to the HBO film features a mix of classic jazz performances and some of the best sounds coming out of modern pop-gospel music these days."[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 61st Annual Peabody Awards, May 2002.
  2. ^ "Boycott (TV Movie 2001)". Retrieved 8 November 2018 – via www.imdb.com.
  3. ^ "Boycott [HBO Film] - Original Soundtrack - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Boycott [HBO Film] - Original Soundtrack - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 November 2018.

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