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Series: Sterling biographies
Publication Date: 24 Mar 2008
Subject: Social sciences
Suitable for: Secondary
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Looks at the life and significance in American history of Rosa Parks
With the simple, courageous act of refusing to relinquish her seat-Rosa Parks struck a blow against racial injustice. She showed what one person, without guns or violence, could do to change the course of history forever.
Nelson Mandela claimed "she is who inspired us...to be fearless when facing our oppressors". Then, on December 1, 1955, she made a stand on an Alabama bus and her arrest mobilised the black community for a citywide bus boycott that led to a landmark Supreme Court decision and a move toward de-segregation.
NOTE : Front cover has the sub-title 'Courageous citizen', but the title page has the sub-title 'Freedom rider'
p1 Introduction : One courageous act
p2 Chapter 1 : Down home in
p11 Chapter 2 : Welcome to
p22 Chapter 3 : Finding a cause
p33 Chapter 4 : Separate but not yet
p44 Chapter 5 : A renewed spirit
p52 Chapter 6 : Tired of giving in
p63 Chapter 7 : Start of the Civil Rights
p76 Chapter 8 : The walking city
p90 Chapter 9 : New directions
p100 Chapter 10 : A time for change
p111 Chapter 11 : Mother of the Civil
p122 Image credits
p122 About the author