The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

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Beacon Press, Jan 29, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 336 pages
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2014 NAACP Image Award Winner: Outstanding Literary Work – Biography / Auto Biography

2013 Letitia Woods Brown Award from the Association of Black Women Historians 

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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.

 

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User Review  - dkohler52 - LibraryThing

I admit I only knew of Rosa Parks as the courageous lady who refused to give up her bus seat to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama, resulting in the bus boycott and eventual desegregation of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - sentimental13 - LibraryThing

Theoharis offers a dense and well-researched history of the life of Mrs. Rosa Parks. Eloquently worded, this text provides a variety of important stories to explain how Parks navigated life in the ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER
Early Years ofRosa McCauleyParks CHAPTER
Rights Movement beforethe Bus Boycott CHAPTER THREE
CHAPTER FOUR
The Suffering of Rosa Parks CHAPTER
CHAPTER SEVEN
CONCLUSION
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
INDEX
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Jeanne Theoharis is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. She received an A.B. in Afro-American studies from Harvard College and a Ph.D. in American culture from the University of Michigan. She is the author or coauthor of six books and numerous articles on the black freedom struggle and the contemporary politics of race in the United States


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