Celebrate the Real Rosa Parks: Defender of All Women Against Rape

Deputy Sheriff D.H. Lackey fingerprints Parks ...

Rosa Parks Being Booked

Dec. 1 marks the 55th anniversary of her famous act of protest. “The flesh-and-blood Parks was a lot more interesting than the one we read about in history books. A book details how she was a warrior for justice for black women who were brutally raped by white men in the segregated South.”

Read Mary Curtis’s unique article about the real Rosa Parks at: http://www.theroot.com/print/44048

Also, read the book by Danielle L. McGuire, At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance — a New History of the Civil Rights Movement From Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power.

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