By Joyce A. Hanson

Rosa Parks: A Biography captures the tale of this striking lady like no different biography of her prior to it. It examines the total scope of Rosa Parks's existence, from her delivery in 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama to her 1943 enrollment within the Montgomery NAACP to the dramatic occasions of the Sixties, and her carrying on with paintings as much as her demise in 2005.Each bankruptcy presents an exploration of a interval in Parks's lifestyles, portraying the folks, areas, and occasions that formed and have been formed through her. Readers will see in Parks, no longer an inadvertent tripwire of historical past, yet a lady whose lifelong fight opposed to racism led her inexorably to a second the place she took a brave stand through sitting down and never relocating.

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34. James D. Anderson, The Education of Blacks in the South, 1860– 1935 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1988), 235. 35. , 236. 36. Parks, My Story, 65. 37. html (accessed July 13, 2009). 38. Parks, My Story, 65. 39. Brinkley, Rosa Parks, 43. 40. Linda Reed, Simple Decency and Common Sense: The Southern Conference Movement, 1938–1963 (Bloomington, IN: University of Indiana Press, 1991); Thomas A. id=h-1593 (accessed August 8, 2009). 41. encyclopediaofalabama. id=h-1593 (accessed August 8, 2009).

28. Ibid. 29. Ibid. 30. Ibid. 31. Brinkley, Rosa Parks, 40. 32. Parks, My Story, 66–67. 33. Parks, My Story, 64. 34. James D. Anderson, The Education of Blacks in the South, 1860– 1935 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1988), 235. 35. , 236. 36. Parks, My Story, 65. 37. html (accessed July 13, 2009). 38. Parks, My Story, 65. 39. Brinkley, Rosa Parks, 43. 40. Linda Reed, Simple Decency and Common Sense: The Southern Conference Movement, 1938–1963 (Bloomington, IN: University of Indiana Press, 1991); Thomas A.

To ensure that this would be the outcome, African Americans mounted what they called the “Double V” campaign—victory abroad, victory at home. S. Army Colonel Bill De Shields, a historian and founder of The Black Military History Institute of America in Annapolis, Maryland, says, The symbol of black participation at that time was “the Double V” in other words, “Double V” meant two victories: victory against the enemy abroad, and victory against the enemy at home. 12 Segregationists had other ideas.

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