Rosa Parks: My Story

by Rosa Parks and James Haskins

Rosa Parks wasn't tired when she decided not to move to a different seat in the... read more

Rosa Parks wasn't tired when she decided not to move to a different seat in the bus. She knew exactly what she was doing and what the NAACP would probably do as a result in December, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama. According to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Mrs. Parks' action was a "creative witness." According to the world today, she is the mother of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. Mrs. Parks sets the record straight here about several matters recorded inaccurately for decades concerning the Montgomery Bus Boycott and other actions in which she participated. She also relates details about her childhood, her education and many other aspects of her long, productive life. She is now a "symbol," not a role she chose, but one that chose - and fit - this honorable woman whose courageous activism took many forms and made all the difference. (Ages 11-14)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1992

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