Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks

Civil Rights Leader

Book - 2007 | Updated ed
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A critically acclaimed biography series of history's most notable African Americans includes straightforward and objective writing combined with important memorabilia and photographs.

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On December 1, 1955, seamstress Rosa Parks took a stand by refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white man. Her defiance against an unjust system triggered the Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped spark the civil rights movement in the 1960s. Parks demonstrated the effectiveness of unified peaceful protests, and throughout her life she advocated an end to violence, discrimination, and injustice, eventually establishing the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self-Development. Rosa Parks, Updated Edition, includes fresh insights on the life and legacy of the woman known as the "mother of the civil rights movement."

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Profiles the civil right leader famous for her refusal to give up a seat on the bus, which led to her arrest and the eventual overturning of the "Jim Crow" laws in the South by order of the Supreme Court.

Publisher: New York : Chelsea House Publishers, c2007
Edition: Updated ed
ISBN: 9780791095232 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0791095231 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: YB PARKS 2007
Characteristics: 122 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Gelfand, Dale Evva 1944-
Blakely, Gloria

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