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The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks
The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks | Jeanne Theoharis
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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 Choice Top 25 Academic Titles for 2013 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 Parkss politics and years of activism. She shows readers how this civil rights movement radical soughtfor more than a half a centuryto expose and eradicate the American racial-caste system in jobs, schools, public services, and criminal justice.
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LitsyFeministBookClub
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Happy birthday to Rosa Parks!

While we mostly know her defiance of not moving to the back of the bus and starting the Montgomery Bus Boycott during the Civil Rights Movement, she made a much greater impact than that day. Mrs. Parks was not new to activism & carried out work to end sexual assault, and she was an active participant in the CRM. This is a great book about her activism life that we encourage you to pick up! 💪🏾

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haymarketbooks
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On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus.

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misslisha3
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Martin Luther King Jr. replaced Vernon Johns as pastor of Dexter Avenue Baptist church in Montgomery, AL. Jones was said to be too militant. This sermon, "It's Safe to Murder Negroes in Montgomery" is a taste of him in the pulpit. Whew.

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misslisha3
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I found my way back to this book after setting it aside for awhile. I tend to have 3 books in rotation at any given time. How about for you?

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