Jeanne Theoharis

“When asked what gave her the strength and commitment to refuse segregation, (Rosa) Parks credited her mother and grandfather "for giving me the spirit of freedom... that I should not feel because of my race or color, inferior to any person. That I should do my very best to be a respectable person, to respect myself, to expect respect from others.”


Jeanne Theoharis, The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks
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The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks by Jeanne Theoharis
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