June Book Club! The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

For June, we will be reading "The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks" by Jeanne Theoharis, a political science professor. Hope to see you there!

 

The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

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.

Jeanne Theoharis is professor of political science at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.  She received an AB in Afro-American studies from Harvard College and a PhD in American culture from the University of Michigan. She is the author or coauthor of four books and articles on the black freedom struggle and the contemporary politics of race in the United States.

Mother of the Movement "The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks," by Jeanne Theoharis: New York Times Review.

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  • Meghan

    Hi Rahul,
    Sorry to hear that the experience of the discussion was not a positive one for you. In the future, let me know during the group and hopefully we can use your feedback in real time to make sure everyone feels heard and all viewpoints are respected. For our next meeting, I'll incorporate your feedback in efforts to enable a more open discussion and one in which we can engage in open dialogue with deep listening versus argument and debate. If you wish to discuss this further with me, shoot me an email.

    June 12, 2013

  • Becca

    Unfortunately I can't come do to a new ongoing Tuesday night conflict, but I'll be wishing I was there!

    June 7, 2013

  • Wes

    Great pick; a book I wanted to read, but had forgotten after the initial publicity

    May 24, 2013

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