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60-Year Rosa

Posted on: November 30, 2015

Civil Rights and Rosa Parks book and DVDOn Friday 27 November it was 60 years since Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat for a white person in Birmingham Alabama. On Friday morning there was a fascinating piece on Woman’s Hour where Jenny Murray was interview Crystal Sanders from Penn State University from and asking why we hear more about Rosa’s role than other women in the Civil Rights Movement. Sanders gave a short bio of some of the other notable women working for the National Association of Coloured People (NACP).

If you’ve got a taste to find out more about other women in the black civil rights movement then take a look at our resources:

The Secret Life of Bees Director Gina Prince-Bythewood

Freedom’s Daughters: the Unsung Heroines of the Civil Rights Movement from 1830 to 1970 by Lynne Olson

In Search of our Mothers’ Garden by Alice Walker

The Heart of a Woman by Maya Angelou

Black Heroes from A to Z by Wade Hudson and Valerie Wilson Wesley



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