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Rosa Parks

A Life

Penguin Lives

Douglas G. Brinkley - Author

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ISBN 9780143036005 | 256 pages | 25 Oct 2005 | Penguin | 5.07 x 7.08in | 18 - AND UP
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Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of her historic busride - Rosa Parks's moving biography

Fifty years after she made history by refusing to give up her seat on a bus, Rosa Parks at last gets the major biography she deserves. The eminent historian Douglas Brinkley follows this thoughtful and devout woman from her childhood in Jim Crow Alabama through her early involvement in the NAACP to her epochal moment of courage and her afterlife as a beloved (and resented) icon of the civil rights movement. Well researched and written with sympathy and keen insight, the result is a moving, revelatory portrait of an American heroine and her tumultuous times.

Prologue

Chapter 1: Up from the Pine

Chapter 2: Coming of Age in Montgomery

Chapter 3: A Stirring Passion for Equality

Chapter 4: Laying a Foundations

Chapter 5: The Preparation

Chapter 6: The Bus Boycott

Chapter 7: Strength through Serenity

Chapter 8: "We Make the Road by Walking It"

Chapter 9: Steadfast and Unmovable

Chapter 10: Detroit Days

Chapter 11: Months of Bloody Sundays

Chapter 12: Onward

Epilogue

Bibliographical Notes

[A] precise history of the woman and the incident that would crown her the mother of the civil rights movement. (USA Today)


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