Rosa Parks: My Story


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PARKS, Rosa. Rosa Parks: My Story. With Jim Haskins. New York: Dial Books, (1992). Octavo, original half purple cloth, original dust jacket.

First edition, first printing, of Parks' autobiography, inscribed in the year of publication by her on the half title in green ink, "3/15/92 Rosa Parks To Glenn," a fine copy.

"Actually, no one can understand the action of Mrs. Parks unless he realizes that eventually the cup of endurance runs over, and the human personality cries out, 'I can take it no longer'" (Martin Luther King, Jr.). "The mother of the Civil Rights Movement," Parks refused to relinquish her bus seat to a white man on December 1, 1955, and sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott. With numerous black-and-white photographic illustrations. With laid-in color photographic print of Rosa Parks at a book signing.

A fine copy in bright price-clipped dust jacket.

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