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The rebellious life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

Author: Jeanne Theoharis
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 and presenting a corrective to the popular notion of Rosa Parks.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Rosa Parks; Rosa Parks; Rosa Parks
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeanne Theoharis
ISBN: 9780807050477 0807050474 9780807050484 0807050482 0807033324 9780807033326
OCLC Number: 793578858
Description: xvi, 304 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: National honor, public mythology : the passing of Rosa Parks --
"A life history of being rebellious" : the early years of Rosa McCauley Parks --
"It was very difficult to keep going when all our work seemed to be in vain" : the Civil Rights movement before the Bus Boycott --
"I had been pushed as far as I could stand to be pushed" : Rosa Parks's bus stand --
"There lived a great people" : the Montgomery Bus Boycott --
"It is fine to be a heroine but the price is high" : the suffering of Rosa Parks --
"The northern promised land that wasn't" : Rosa Parks and the Black Freedom struggle in Detroit --
"Any move to show we are dissatisfied" : Mrs. Parks in the Black Power era --
"Racism is still alive" : negotiating the politics of being a symbol.
Responsibility: Jeanne Theoharis.

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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 and presenting a corrective to the popular notion of Rosa Parks.

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