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The rebellious life of Mrs. Rosa Parks / Jeanne Theoharis.

Theoharis, Jeanne. (Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at York County Libraries.

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Paul Smith Library of Southern York County Adults B PAR Biography (Text) 34318000936076 Adult Area Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780807050477 (hbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0807050474 (hbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0807033324
  • ISBN: 9780807033326
  • Physical Description: xvi, 304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, [2013]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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, etc.:
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.
Subject: Parks, Rosa, 1913-2005.
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.
Montgomery (Ala.) > Race relations.
Montgomery (Ala.) > Biography.
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