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The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

By Jeanne Theoharis

2014 NAACP Image Award Winner: Outstanding Literary Work – Biography / Auto Biography

2013 Letitia Woods Brown Award from the Association of Black Women Historians 

Choice Top 25 Academic Titles for 2013


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

Presenting a corrective to the popular notion of Rosa Parks as the quiet seamstress who, with a single act, birthed the modern civil rights movement, Theoharis provides a revealing window into Parks’s politics and years of activism. She shows readers how this civil rights movement radical sought—for more than a half a century—to expose and eradicate the American racial-caste system in jobs, schools, public services, and criminal justice.




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Format: Book
Author: Theoharis, Jeanne
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.
Title: The rebellious life of Mrs. Rosa Parks / Jeanne Theoharis.
Publisher Date: Boston : Beacon Press, c2012.
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.
Isbn: 9780807050477 (hc. : alk. paper) 0807050474 (hc. : alk. paper)
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Format: Book
Author: Theoharis, Jeanne
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.
Title: The rebellious life of Mrs. Rosa Parks / Jeanne Theoharis.
Publisher, Date: Boston : Beacon Press, c2012.
Description: xvi, 304 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Parks, Rosa, 1913-2005
Subjects: African American women civil rights workers -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- Biography.
Subjects: Civil rights workers -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- Biography.
Subjects: African Americans -- Civil rights -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- History -- 20th century.
Subjects: Segregation in transportation -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- History -- 20th century
Subjects: Montgomery (Ala.) -- Race relations
Subjects: Montgomery (Ala.) -- Biography.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN: 2012031992
ISBN: 9780807050477 (hc. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0807050474 (hc. : alk. paper)
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Available Copies: 1
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Call Number: B Parks