How history got the Rosa Parks story wrong

Sixty years ago today, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. This moment marked the beginning of the Montgomery Bus Boycott—but just how much do you know about the activist that Rosa Parks was—and how does that knowledge affect her image?

In an article for The Washington Post, Dr. Jeanne Theoharis, author of the award-winning, “The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks,” offers up an insightful look at the life and times of Mrs. Rosa Parks.

If you would like to learn more about Rosa Parks, this article is a great start.

The study and practice of public health includes the commitment to provide care and services to all people—as you read this article, think of the ways that the work you are doing as a Public Health Major can one day make a difference; in the lives and health of others.

 

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