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Theoharis, Jeanne
The rebellious life of Mrs. Rosa Parks / Jeanne Theoharis
Boston : Beacon Press, c2013
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  F334.M753 P3883 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject Parks, Rosa, 1913-2005
Subject(s) African American women civil rights workers -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- Biography
Civil rights workers -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- Biography
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- History -- 20th century
Segregation in transportation -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- History -- 20th century
Subject Montgomery (Ala.) -- Race relations
Montgomery (Ala.) -- Biography
Physical Description xvi, 304 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Summary 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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