The rebellious lifetime of Mrs. Rosa Parks

• The Rebellious Lifetime of Mrs. Rosa Parks, primarily based on the bestselling biography by Jeanne Theoharis and govt produced by award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien, takes a deeper dive into Rosa Parks’ usually neglected breadth of accomplishments and the influence of her combat to beat racial injustice. Detailing her achievements past the mere fraction of Parks’ life taught in faculties, the movie takes a deeper dive into the groundbreaking actions spearheaded by Rosa all through the course of the civil rights motion. 

• Quote from Emmy Award-winning govt producer Soledad O’Brien: “The Rosa Parks of American historical past – the quiet, demure and drained seamstress taking a seat on the bus – is just a fable. The actual Rosa Parks, whom we discover on this movie, is a lifelong activist, outspoken strategist and freedom fighter. My hope is that this documentary, alongside Jeanne’s unimaginable e book and the free trainer curriculum that she has created with Zinn Academic Undertaking, helps to redefine Rosa Parks’ legacy and result in a fuller understanding of her place in historical past.”  

• The Zinn Schooling Undertaking, as a part of its TeachTruth marketing campaign and in response to state legal guidelines proscribing how race and historical past are taught in class, is making a gift of greater than 16,000 copies of the younger readers’ version of The Rebellious Lifetime of Mrs. Rosa Parks, courtesy of Lush Cosmetics and a grant from the Ford Basis/Soledad O’Brien Productions. The Ford Basis grant has additionally enabled Theoharis, a staff of educators, and ZEP to collaborate on a free curriculum suite of eight classes about Rosa Parks and the Black freedom wrestle throughout the twentieth century to make use of with the movie and e book.

Govt Producers: Soledad O’Brien, Jo Honig, Patrick Conway, Yoruba Richen and Johanna Hamilton 
Administrators: Yoruba Richen and Johanna Hamilton   
Producer: Christalyn Hampton 
Produced By: SO’B Productions   
Format: Documentary, 96 minutes

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