Thursday Jan 7, 6:30 pm “The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks” discussion with the WILPF Peace and Justice Book Circle. Zoom on-line with Author, Jeanne Theoharis. Madison’s Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom welcomes all to participate. To register for the zoom link and and more info, contact: email@example.com
Thus far, the definitive political biography of Mrs. Rosa Parks examines her six decades of activism, challenging perceptions of her as an accidental actor in the civil and human 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 and human rights movement radical sought-for more than a half a century-to expose and eradicate the U.S. racial-caste system in jobs, schools, public services, and criminal justice while also supporting many international causes such as the fight to defeat apartheid in South Africa.
The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks Edition by Jeanne Theoharis and Publisher Beacon Press.
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