Rosa Parks by Mary Hull, Gloria Blakely, Dale Evva Gelfand
  

Rosa Parks

Written by Mary Hull, Gloria Blakely, Dale Evva Gelfand
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Rosa Parks by Mary Hull, Gloria Blakely, Dale Evva Gelfand

This is the fascinating story of a woman's defiance and the movement it inspired.On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks transitioned from seamstress and secretary to an American civil rights icon by refusing to give up her seat on a bus. Her quiet act of defiance sparked the bus boycotts in Montgomery, Alabama, which launched the career of Martin Luther King Jr. and demonstrated the effectiveness of unified peaceful protests. Parks remained a prominent activist as the civil rights movement progressed, traveling around the country to speak at various events and eventually founding the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self-Development. Throughout her life, she advocated an end to violence, discrimination, and injustice - a message that has been carried on since her death in 2005 by the many Americans she inspired.This updated biography celebrates the legacy of the woman known as the mother of the civil rights movement. Featuring full-color photographs, as well as Did You Know? fact boxes and a selection of quotes from Parks, this comprehensive resource is essential for readers interested in this inspirational woman.

About the Author

Mary Hull attended Brown University and has a special interest in black and women's history. She is a native of Pomfret, Connecticut. Gloria Blakely graduated from the Howard University honors program and is a member of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists in Philadelphia, where she currently resides. Dale Evva Gelfand has been a writer and freelance editor for some 25 years. She has written a number of books about nature and gardens - including Grow a Hummingbird Garden, A Little Book of Flowers, Building Bat Houses, and Creating Habitat for Backyard Birds. She lives in upstate New York.

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Format

Paperback
128 pages

Author

Mary Hull, Gloria Blakely, Dale Evva Gelfand
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Publisher

Checkmark Books an imprint of Facts On File Inc

Publication date

1st October 2008

ISBN

9781604133257


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