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Rosa Parks

Author: Douglas Brinkley
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2000.
Series: Penguin lives series.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Rosa Parks, an African American seamstress in 1955 Alabama, had no idea she was changing history when, work-weary, she refused to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a segregated bus. Today, she is immortalized for the defiance that sent her to jail & triggered a bus boycott that catapulted Martin Luther King, Jr., into the national spotlight. Who was she, before & after her historic act, & how did that act  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brinkley, Douglas.
Rosa Parks.
New York : Viking, 2000
(OCoLC)605945199
Online version:
Brinkley, Douglas.
Rosa Parks.
New York : Viking, 2000
(OCoLC)606382754
Named Person: Rosa Parks; Rosa Parks; Rosa Parks
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Brinkley
ISBN: 0670891606 9780670891603
OCLC Number: 43708619
Notes: "A Lipper/Viking book."
Description: 246 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: Up from Pine Level --
Coming of age in Montgomery --
A stirring passion for equality --
Laying a foundation --
The preparation --
The bus boycott --
Strength through serenity --
"We make the road by walking it" --
Steadfast and unmovable --
Detroit days --
Months of bloody Sundays --
Onward.
Series Title: Penguin lives series.
Responsibility: Douglas Brinkley.

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Rosa Parks, an African American seamstress in 1955 Alabama, had no idea she was changing history when, work-weary, she refused to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a segregated bus. Today, she is immortalized for the defiance that sent her to jail & triggered a bus boycott that catapulted Martin Luther King, Jr., into the national spotlight. Who was she, before & after her historic act, & how did that act sound the death knell for Jim Crow? Historian Douglas Brinkley, whose "vigorous language" & "marvelous portraits" (Stephen Ambrose) have made him an acclaimed author & a media favorite, brings mid-century America alive in this brilliant examination of a celebrated heroine in the context of her life & tumultuous times. Here in Rosa Parks are the quiet dignity, hope, courage, & humor which have made this twentieth-century everywoman a living legend--an eye-opener of a book for students of history, politics, the black experience, & human nature.

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