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The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

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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.



GenreNonFiction
Historical
Political
Biography
TopicsCivil rights activists
Boycotts
Bus travel
Civil rights movements
African American women
Race relations
Politics
American history
SettingMontgomery, Alabama
Detroit, Michigan