The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

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The definitive political biography of Rosa Parks examines her six decades of activism, challenging perceptions of her as an accidental actor in the civil rights movement

Presenting a corrective to the popular notion of Rosa Parks as the quiet seamstress who, with a single act, birthed the modern civil rights movement, Theoharis provides a revealing window into Parks’s politics and years of activism. She shows readers how this civil rights movement radical sought—for more than a half a century—to expose and eradicate the American racial-caste system in jobs, schools, public services, and criminal justice.



Baker & Taylor
Examines the historical icon's six decades of activism, challenging perceptions of her as an accidental actor in the civil rights movement.

Baker
& Taylor

This definitive political biography of Rosa Parks examines her six decades of activism, challenging perceptions of her as an accidental actor in the civil rights movement. "In the first sweeping history of Parks's life, Theoharis shows us that Parks not only sat down on the bus, but stood on the right side of justice for her entire life.” —Julian Bond, chairman emeritus, NAACP.

Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, c2012
ISBN: 9780807050477
0807050474
9780807050484
0807050482
Branch Call Number: B PARKS
Characteristics: p. cm

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An emotionally charged and though-provoking book.

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