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Rosa Parks

Douglas Brinkley

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-twentieth-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.

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-twentieth-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.
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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-twentieth-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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Karen White

Length:

7h 25m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:45


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:14


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:27


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:55


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:05


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:04


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:18


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:43


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:15


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:43


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:35


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:09


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:34


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:56


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:03


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:59


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

00:57


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:39


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:51


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

01:21


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:44


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:17


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:12


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:52


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:05


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:21


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:25


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:34


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:35


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:12


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:12


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:01


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:03


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:47


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:11


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

02:50


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:22


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:55


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:19


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

01:36


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:37


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:10


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:11


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

02:57


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:03


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

02:44


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:18


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

02:51


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:10


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:57


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:07


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:06


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:02


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

02:49


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:20


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:07


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

02:37


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:09


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:10


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

02:36


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:24


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

02:57


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

02:56


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

01:47


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

02:30


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

02:36


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:13


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

02:30


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:21


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

02:58


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

02:58


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:01


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:18


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

02:54


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:25


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

02:45


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:02


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

01:47


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:33


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

02:43


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:06


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:14


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

02:24


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

02:59


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:23


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

01:11


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

02:40


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

02:15


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:28


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

02:49


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:04


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

02:52


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

02:44


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:13


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

03:19


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:24


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

02:26


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:02


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

03:10


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

02:45


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:17


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:17


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

01:16


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

01:38


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

02:52


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

03:07


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

03:11


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

02:43


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

01:51


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

02:12


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

02:58


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

03:06


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

02:37


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

02:58


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

03:06


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

03:46


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

02:47


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

02:42


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

03:21


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

03:05


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

02:59


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

02:44


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

03:16


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

02:38


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

03:13


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

03:28


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

02:46


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

03:21


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

03:15


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

02:04


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

01:53


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

02:49


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

03:05


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

02:02


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

02:59


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

03:41


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

02:16


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

03:35


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

02:57


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

02:38


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

03:12


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

03:19


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

02:59


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

03:23


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

02:41


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

03:07


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

02:30


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

02:48


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

03:36


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

02:25


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

03:14


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

01:09