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Jeanne Theoharis

The life story of an American Civil Rights icon

4.5 (159 ratings)
30 mins

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Bedtime Biography: The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks by Jeanne Theoharis, tells the story of the quiet yet firm determination Rosa Parks had to challenge racial segregation and fight for civil rights, making her an American icon.

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    There’s a very good chance you’ve heard the name Rosa Parks. Around the world, this amazing woman is remembered as an integral figure in the US civil rights movement. But since the 1950s, a persistent mythology has grown around Rosa Parks and obscured her true story. Many have come to think of her as a woman with tired feet who simply refused to give up her seat on the bus. But as we’ll see, long before her defiant stand against segregation, Mrs. Parks was a prominent figure in the fight for civil rights in Montgomery, Alabama; a fight that continued throughout the twentieth century.

    So, find a quiet spot and a comfortable chair, and join us as we delve into the story of the woman who became one of the most memorable icons in the struggle for civil rights in the United States. 

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    What is Bedtime Biography: The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks about?

    An honest and thorough rendering, this award-winning work chronicles the public and personal challenges that came to define the political life of civil-rights activist Rosa Parks. Among other details of her activism, those presented here set the record straight on the personality that sparked the well-known bus boycott, which became a key moment in the civil rights movement.

    Bedtime Biography: The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks Review

    Bedtime Biography: The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks (2013) is an intriguing exploration of the life and activism of Rosa Parks, highlighting her role in the civil rights movement. Here's why this book is worth reading:

    • Offers a nuanced and comprehensive portrayal of Rosa Parks, giving readers a deeper understanding of her as a person and her impact on history.
    • Draws on extensive research and interviews to present a well-rounded picture of the societal and political context in which Rosa Parks lived.
    • Emphasizes Rosa Parks' rebellious and courageous spirit, inspiring readers to reflect on the importance of standing up for justice in their own lives.

    Who should read Bedtime Biography: The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks?

    • Political historians looking to build on the details of this popular icon of the civil rights movement
    • People interested in learning about the struggle for equal rights in the United States
    • Anyone interested in a reflective and inspiring story

    About the Author

    Jeanne Theoharis, PhD, completed her studies at Harvard and the University of Michigan and is a Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. She is an expert on the contemporary politics of race in the United States and has written and co-authored several titles on the subject.

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    The main message of Bedtime Biography: The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks is the power of individual resistance in the face of injustice.

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    Bedtime Biography: The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks is worth reading as it sheds light on the inspiring life and impact of Rosa Parks.

    Who is the author of Bedtime Biography: The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks?

    The author of Bedtime Biography: The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks is Jeanne Theoharis.

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