“The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks,” a new book by Jeanne Theoharis, will be discussed by the author – who also will field questions – during a reading at noon, April 11, in the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at Wayne State University Law School. The event is free and open to the public.
The political biography presents a corrective approach to the popular portrayal of Rosa Parks as a quiet seamstress who, with one single act, began the civil rights movement. Theoharis focuses on Parks’ six decades of activism and debunks the myth that Parks was a tired and accidental actor in the civil rights movement.
Theoharis is a professor of political science at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. She has authored or co-authored seven books and numerous articles on the contemporary politics of race and the black freedom struggle.
The event takes place in room 2242 of Wayne Law’s Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights. Parking is available for $6 in Structure 1 on Palmer Street across from the Law School.
To arrange an interview with Theoharis, contact Carol Baldwin, communications director for Wayne Law, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 313-577-4629.