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Rosa Parks: A Life

Rosa Parks: A Life
Author: Douglas Brinkley
ISBN 13: 9780143036005
ISBN 10: 143036009
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2005-10-25
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
List Price: $14.00

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.

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Rosa Parks is a superb starting point and a vivid illustration of how a single life can make a difference.