Books by Rosa Parks (Author of Rosa Parks)
Rosa Parks for Kids - Biography Video
Postage stamp honoring Rosa Parks. Was it commissioned? I initially designed a Rosa Parks art quilt for my first exhibition held at the Rosa Parks Museum, and had begun this project when I was still living in California. My goal had been to continue work on the quilt when I returned from my first Paris trip in the summer of , but radial nerve damage in my hand slowed down the work. I put it aside with the goal of including it in my next show. After several years of work, I finally completed the Rosa Parks quilt in the months leading up to her th birthday.
In the early s, nearly four decades after Rosa Parks, the mother of the civil rights movement, refused to move to another seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, her niece Shirley McCauley asked the question her aunt had been politely declining to answer for years: what really happened on 1 December ? The bus driver, believing he had authority under Jim Crow , demanded that her aunt and the other African American passengers move to a row further back in the colored section. Three of them did; Auntie Rosa refused. We used to spend weekends at her home in Detroit for family dinners, gathering around the television set to watch Lawrence Welk or Mitch Miller , running around on her porch or in her backyard until supper was ready. I have a lot of lovely memories of celebrating birthdays and Christmases with her and Uncle Park — we were like the Waltons, though with more children. My aunt always put family first.
Parks, Rosa Louise
It follows the adventures of a young Rosa Parks learning important lessons. As a child, young Rosa Parks was shoved by a white boy, even though she was just minding her own business. She shoved the boy back. This experience teaches her to stand up for herself and for what is right. The idea for the "Ordinary People Change the World" series came to Meltzer as he was shopping for his young daughter. All he saw in the racks were T-shirts with princesses and loud mouth athletes. Meltzer wanted to give his daughter real heroes, ordinary people who stood up for what is right and changed the world.