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, signed by her in black ink on the half title with the date of "4/4/93."

"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.

A fine copy.

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