Rosa Parks

Quiet Courage

On December 1, 1955, a shy, unassuming woman became internationally prominent.

Rosa Parks never intended to have one seemingly simple decision transform her life and history.  But because she couldn’t think of any reason to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Ala., bus, Martin Luther King Jr. was catapulted to the forefront of the nascent civil rights movement, and America was changed forever. 

Petworth Library currently has a display of books about Rosa Parks and the Montgomery bus boycott, including:


Rosa Parks: From the Back of the Bus to the Front of the Movement Rosa Parks: From the Back of the Bus to the Front of the Movement
by Camilla Wilson
Rosa Parks: The Courage to Make a Difference
by Sneed B. Collard
Rosa Parks: The Courage to Make a Difference
She Would Not Be Moved She Would Not Be Moved
by Herbert R. Kohl
Quiet Strength
by Rosa Parks
Quiet Strength