Rosa Parks: A Biography, 1st Edition

  • Joyce A. Hanson
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  • ISBN-10: 0313352186
  • ISBN-13: 9780313352188
  • DDC: 323.092
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 186 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released January 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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ROSA PARKS: A BIOGRAPHY captures the story of this remarkable woman like no other biography of her before it. It examines the entire scope of Rosa Parks's life, from her birth in 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama to her 1943 enrollment in the Montgomery NAACP to the dramatic events of the 1960s, and her continuing work up to her death in 2005. Each chapter provides an exploration of a period in Parks's life, portraying the people, places, and events that shaped and were shaped by her. Readers will see in Parks, not an inadvertent tripwire of history, but a woman whose lifelong struggle against racism led her inexorably to a moment where she took a courageous stand by sitting down and not moving.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in Greenwood Biographies.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
Timeline: Events in the Life of Rosa Parks.
1: The Journey Begins.
2: Coming of Age in Montgomery.
3: Seeking Equality.
4: Growing Activism.
5: The Foundations of the Boycott.
6: The Montgomery Bus Boycott.
7: Life in Detroit.
8: Continuing Activism.
9: After the Civil Rights Movement.
10: Conclusion.
Selected Bibliography.
About the Author.