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Meet Rosa Parks

Portrayed by American Historical Theater

2024-03-14 19:00:00 2024-03-14 20:00:00 America/New_York Meet Rosa Parks Rosa Parks (1913-2005) helped initiate the civil rights movement in the United States when she refused to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama bus in 1955. THIS IS A REENACTMENT. Explore From Home - Virtual AS 1

Thursday, March 14
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-03-14 19:00:00 2024-03-14 20:00:00 America/New_York Meet Rosa Parks Rosa Parks (1913-2005) helped initiate the civil rights movement in the United States when she refused to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama bus in 1955. THIS IS A REENACTMENT. Explore From Home - Virtual AS 1

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Rosa Parks (1913-2005) helped initiate the civil rights movement in the United States when she refused to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama bus in 1955. THIS IS A REENACTMENT.

* Use this link to join our virtual program: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87009212782

March is Women's History Month.

Rosa Parks said: "I'd see the bus pass by me every day...but to me, that was a way we had no choice but to accept what was the custom. The bus was among the first ways I realized there was a black world and a white one."

On December 1, 1955, what did one woman on a Montgomery Alabama bus do to deserve such accolades and why? What drove her to her actions and what did she hope to achieve? How did this change her life, and the lives of others in the United States? Rosa Parks’ story will serve to remind all who hear it that we cannot always stand by and observe the status quo. Sometimes, we have to take a seat to be heard and knowingly place our personal comfort aside in order to bring about the changes that will help "We the People..." form that "...more Perfect Union"- that is our Nation's promise.

Reenactor: Alexandra Ford is thrilled to bring the story of Rosa Parks to audiences. Her other credits include Delaware Humanities Forum and Storybook Musical Theater. Alex has an AAS degree in Literature, Arts, and Philosophy from Camden County College, and her BFA degree in Theatre Studies from Montclair State University.

As part of her research for Rosa Parks, Miss Ford has traveled to Montgomery and Tuskegee, Alabama. She has read all the biographies of Rosa Parks and examined pages and pages of supplemental material related to the Civil Rights Movement in America.

At the conclusion of the program please feel free to take a brief online survey here:
https://www.projectoutcome.org/responses/72843

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AGE GROUP: | Adult |

EVENT TYPE: | Virtual | Live Performance | History |

TAGS: | Women's History Month | #WomensHistoryMonth |

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