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An eminent historian follows Rosa Parks from her childhood in Jim Crow Alabama through her early involvement in the NAACP to her epochal moment of ...Show synopsisAn eminent historian follows Rosa Parks 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.Hide synopsis
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Description:New/New. 5-1/2 x 8 x 1 " 0670891606 2000 Hardcover in DJ, later...New/New. 5-1/2 x 8 x 1 " 0670891606 2000 Hardcover in DJ, later printing...BRAND NEW from 2000 publisher...Never opened, Never owned...feltpen mark bottom edge...Handsome book with special jacket showing round photo portrait of Rosa Parks...Jacket protected in New non-stick clear mylar sleeve...Gift Giving quality....The brave and beloved American icon Rosa Parks, an African American seamstress in 1955 Alabama, had no idea she was changing history when, work-weary, she refused to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a segregated bus...Historian Douglas Brinkley shreds several key myths surrounding Rosa Parks, the African-American woman who became "the Mother of the Civil Rights Movement" at the age of 42, when she boldly defied Jim Crow laws, catalyzed the historic 381-day Montgomery bus boycott and stirred the nation's conscience...Now she is immortalized for the defiance that sent her to jail and triggered a bus boycott that catapulted Martin Luther King, Jr., into the national spotlight...Who was she, before and after her historical act, and how did it sound the death knell for Jim Crow? ...A more complex personality than is suggested by her shy, soft-spoken public persona, Brinkley reveals. Despite a humble, fatherless childhood in rural Alabama, she quickly distinguished herself as a tireless worker with the local NAACP, devoting her energies to area youth groups, recording the problems of victims of hate crimes and participating in the organization's major state conferences...Historian Brinkley, whose "vigorous language" and "marvelous portraits" ( Stephen Ambrose ) have made him an acclaimed author, brings mid 20th century America alive in this brilliant examination of a celebrated heroine in the context of her life and tumultuous times..." Rosa Parks "...by Douglas Brinkley...Published by Viking Penguin, New York 2000...Later printing Hardcover in Dustjacket...*** Securely packed for Safe delivery ~ Shipping safely Worldwide, since 1965 ***
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