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In popular history, Rosa Parks rarely moves off that seat on the Montgomery city bus making her defiance of segregation a thoroughly southern story. But she spent the next forty years as an engaged activist in Detroit, fighting segregation, police brutality and discrimination in jobs, housing, and education, reminding us that racism was not merely a southern phenomenon. This lecture goes behind the myth of Rosa Parks to tell her history as a radical activist beginning in the 1930s and ending in the 1990s.


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