Books by Rosa Parks (Author of Rosa Parks)
In the early s, nearly four decades after Rosa Parks, the mother of the civil rights movement, refused to move to another seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, her niece Shirley McCauley asked the question her aunt had been politely declining to answer for years: what really happened on 1 December ? The bus driver, believing he had authority under Jim Crow , demanded that her aunt and the other African American passengers move to a row further back in the colored section. Three of them did; Auntie Rosa refused. We used to spend weekends at her home in Detroit for family dinners, gathering around the television set to watch Lawrence Welk or Mitch Miller , running around on her porch or in her backyard until supper was ready. I have a lot of lovely memories of celebrating birthdays and Christmases with her and Uncle Park — we were like the Waltons, though with more children. My aunt always put family first. Her father had 10 siblings, and she knew [her cousins and their children].
It was broadcast by CBS on February 24, This is an account of the life of Mrs. Rosa L. Parks and her actions in the civil rights movement. After she refused to give up her seat for a white man on a racially segregated bus after a long day at work, she was arrested. Her example and treatment prompted a bus boycott as a major civil rights demonstration in Montgomery, Alabama ; it lasted days from to
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Rosa Parks Average rating 4. Rosa Parks ,. James Haskins. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
Rosa Parks has become a symbol of courage for our time and for all time. All over the world, she ranks with Nelson Mandela and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. But in becoming an icon, Parks has been turned into a shadow of her real self. Few people are aware of her lifetime of struggle before and after that fateful day in , when her refusal to give up her seat on an Alabama bus triggered the month-long boycott that launched the modern civil rights movement. How many people know that, unlike Gandhi and King, she refused to rule out the righteous use of force?