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The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

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Written by Jeanne TheoharisAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Jeanne Theoharis

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
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  • Publisher: Beacon Press
  • On Sale: January 21, 2014
  • Price: $17.50
  • ISBN: 978-0-8070-3332-6 (0-8070-3332-4)
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.
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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


The definitive political biography of Rosa Parks examines her six decades of activism, challenging perceptions of her as an accidental actor in the civil 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 rights movement radical sought—for more than a half a century—to expose and eradicate the American racial-caste system in jobs, schools, public services, and criminal justice.