The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks
by Jeanne Theoharis
Publication Date: Jan 29, 2013
Page Count: 360
Imprint: Beacon Press
Publisher: Beacon Press
Parent Company: Unitarian Universalist Association
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.
- Biography & Autobiography / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / General
- Biography & Autobiography / Women
- Political Science / Civil Rights
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