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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 Parks' politics and years of activism. She shows listeners 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.
Cover photo: Rosa Parks on the courthouse steps, Montgomery, Alabama, 1955. Courtesy of AP.
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By Vivian Johnson on 06-20-17
The Truth of Rosa
This book gives a complete picture of Mrs. Parks. The writer allows you to view Mrs. Parks and her complexities
The narrator reading keeps your focus engulfing you in thoughts and reflections about what you're hearing