Rosa Parks - Book Signed 08/04/1992
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Hardcover copy of her autobiography, inscribed on the half-title page
Book inscribed and signed: "8-4-92/Rosa Parks/To Del/Best Wishes", 192 pages, 5¾x8½. My Story, by Rosa Parks with Jim Haskins. NY: Dial Books, 1992. Hardcover with dust jacket. Signed in black felt tip on the half-title page. On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks (1913-2005), a tired seamstress from Montgomery, Alabama, refused to relinquish her seat on a city bus to a white man, resulting in her arrest -- and a successful bus boycott led by a then virtually unknown minister named Martin Luther King, Jr. A 1956 Supreme Court ruling struck down the Montgomery ordinance under which she had been charged and outlawed racial segregation on public transportation. She remained active in the NAACP and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and, in 1987, co-founded the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development, which provides scholarships and guidance for young Blacks. On June 15, 1999, in a Capitol Hill ceremony, Mrs. Parks, already the recipient of many awards, was presented with the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest honor Congress can bestow upon an individual. Dust jacket very lightly scuffed. Fine condition.
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