New documentary short tells the story of ‘Detroit’s Other Rosa Parks’


Sarah Elizabeth Ray’s efforts helped set the stage to desegregate public schools in America

By Matthew Allen, theGrio

The fight for civil rights is full of unsung heroes, especially women, and one of those sheroes in Sarah Elizabeth Ray is getting their story told through a new documentary.

The Detroit Free Press posted a short documentary about Ray and how she aided in the desegregation of the city via the Boblo boats that ferried people across the Detroit River to Boblo Island, a former Michigan amusement park.

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The short film is entitled Sarah Elizabeth Ray: Detroit’s Other Rosa Parks and likens Ray to Parks, the civil rights icon who was a longtime Detroit resident.

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