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Reimagining Rosa Parks

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Homage to Norman Rockwell: Self Portrait-The Problem We Still Live With, 2014 © Beverly Paul
Reimagining Rosa Parks

April 28th, 2014 - July 3rd, 2014
Opening: April 30th, 2014 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://pgcc.libguides.com/galleries
COUNTRY:  
United States
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
Prince George's Community College

DESCRIPTION

Rosa Parks’ refusal to yield her seat created a clear and defining moment toward the pursuit of racial equality in the United States, and nearly 60 years later that act of civil disobedience carries a universal legacy. The exhibition, Reimagining Rosa Parks, examines and reimagines Rosa Parks' identity and Civil Rights legacy as applied to contemporary Civil Rights issues.

Reimagining Rosa Parks is an exhibition developed for the Book Bridge Project, an annual program that centers curriculum around a featured book. This year’s book is Jeanne Theoharis’ The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, which describes a different Rosa Parks—one who was keenly aware of how to engage in civil disobedience to provoke change.