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Download Rosa Parks Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (111 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Douglas Brinkley Narrator: Karen White Publisher: Books on Tape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In 1955, Rosa Parks, an African-American seamstress, had no idea she was changing history when, fed up and tired, she refused to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a bus in segregated Alabama. Today, she is immortalized for the defiance that sent her to jail and triggered a bus boycott that catapulted Martin Luther King, Jr. into the national spotlight. Who was she, before and after her historic act, and how did that act sound the death knell for Jim Crow? Historian Douglas Brinkley brings mid-20th century America alive in this brilliant examination of a celebrated heroine in the context of her life and tumultuous times. Here is the quiet dignity, hope, courage, and humor that have made this every-woman a living legend. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Christine | 1/12/2014

    " I really enjoyed it! She is exactly what I love about the Civil Rights movement, and it turns out that the biography is as uplifting as the legend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Genevieve | 1/5/2014

    " Very insightful. I had no idea that she was so involved. A big difference from the "tired seamstress" that didn't want to give up her seat that I learned in school. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jonna | 11/26/2013

    " Well written book about one of the most important women in American history. It should be required reading by all high-schoolers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Thomas | 10/21/2013

    " Good basic biography, the first I have read of Rosa Parks. 100% favorable perspective. "

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