Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: The Life of Rosa Parks
In December 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, a 42-year-old black seamstress called Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus to a white passenger. Her arrest led to a 381-day boycott of the city bus system led by a young Baptist minister called Martin Luther King Jr., and is now considered the beginning of the American civil rights movement.
Rosa Park's dignity and resolve were crucial to the success of the bus boycott. Quiet, graceful, and devout churchgoer, she was also a civil rights activist alongside her daytime job. Based on first-hand interviews and research, this is an enthralling book about a remarkable woman. It is also a vivid recreation of mid-20th-century America and the great years of the civil rights movement.