Our Auntie Rosa

Our Auntie Rosa

The Family of Rosa Parks Remembers Her Life and Lessons

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Penguin Putnam
Our Auntie Rosa is the most intimate portrait yet of the great American hero—"the lady who refused to sit in the back of the bus."

The family of Rosa Parks share their remembrances of the woman who was not only the mother of the civil rights movement, but a nurturing mother figure to them as well. Her brave act on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, on December 1, 1955, was just one moment in a life lived with great humility and decency.

After the deaths of Rosa Parks's husband and brother, her nieces and nephews became her only family and the closest that she would ever experience to having biological sons and daughters. In this book, they share with readers what she shared with them about her experiences growing up in a racist South, her deep dedication to truth and justice, and the personal values she held closest to her heart.

Random House, Inc.
“Rosa Parks inspired millions of Americans in 1955, including a nine-year-old boy in Arkansas learning about her story. Through the pages ofOur Auntie Rosa, her family captures the quiet dignity—and commanding conviction—of one of the civil rights movement’s bravest champions.”
—President Bill Clinton

“She was there, encouraging and helping us throughout our lives. To the world, she is Rosa Parks, but to us, she was simply and wonderfully ‘Auntie Rosa.’”
—From Our Auntie Rosa


A warrior in the fight for freedom, justice, and equality, Rosa Parks had the vision for a better world. She demonstrated that one person’s actions can indeed make a difference. What many don’t know is the person behind the persona. “Auntie Rosa,” as she was called by the many nieces and nephews she helped raise, extended her love and encouragement to her closest kin. She was a guiding force and inspiration in their lives, and in this remarkable book they share with readers the great wisdom Auntie Rosa imparted to them.

In Our Auntie Rosa the family of Rosa Parks presents a collection of personal remembrances, reflections, and never-before-seen photos and letters that pay tribute to Rosa Parks’s incredible strength and determination. Parks’s brave act on a bus in Alabama on December 1, 1955, was just one moment in a life lived with great humility and decency.Our Auntie Rosa is a life’s instruction manual from one of the most famous figures in American history that will inspire generations to come.

Baker & Taylor
Revealing the woman behind the warrior in the fight for freedom, justice and equality, the family of Rosa Parks presents a collection of personal remembrances, reflections and never-before-seen photos and letters that pay tribute to one of the most famous figures in American history.

Baker
& Taylor

Revealing the woman behind the warrior, the family of Rosa Parks presents a collection of personal remembrances, reflections, photographs, and letters that pay tribute to one of the most famous figures in American history.

Publisher: New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, a member of Penguin Group (USA), [2014]
New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, a member of Penguin Group (USA), [2014]
ISBN: 9780399173899
0399173897
Branch Call Number: B PARKS 2014
Characteristics: 189 pages cm
Additional Contributors: Allen, Eddie B. Jr

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