Rosa Parks Museum to host free screening of documentary "Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend"

Posted: Thursday, 06 February 2014

MONTGOMERY - Viewers will get an inside look at the early days of one of Reggae's most influential figures when Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum hosts a free screening of the documentary "Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend," on Thursday, Feb. 13.

Based on footage shot in the early 1970s and lost for more than 30 years, NAACP Image Award-winning actress Esther Anderson takes viewers on a journey to Jamaica and into 56 Hope Road, Kingston, to see and hear the young Bob Marley before he was famous.

The film will be shown at 6 p.m. inside the museum auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public.

The film shows The Wailers' first rehearsal, when the idea of a Jamaican super group was still just a dream, and follows the launch of their international career with "Get Up Stand Up", "I Shot The Sheriff", and the "Burnin'" and "Catch A Fire" albums that brought Reggae music to the world.

For more information, contact museum director Georgette Norman at (334) 241-8608 or gmnorman@troy.edu.