Talks & Tours
Third Thursdays @ The Wright - The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks
THE REBELLIOUS LIFE OF MRS. ROSA PARKS, based on the bestselling biography by Jeanne Theoharis and executive produced by award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien, corrects the record on Rosa Parks’ often-overlooked accomplishments and the erasure of her radical politics. In short, what we are taught in school about Rosa Parks is a mere fraction of the full story about who she truly was.
Directors Yoruba Richen and Johanna Hamilton expertly weave together interviews from academics and activists such as Bryan Stevenson, Patrisse Cullors and Ericka Huggins, along with personal stories from her family, and remarkable footage of Mrs. Parks herself, to dispel myths and to illuminate her decades-worth of extensive organizing, strategizing, and activism in the pursuit of Black liberation. Lisa Gay Hamilton lends her talent in the documentary as the voice of Mrs. Rosa Parks.
Talkback with Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Congresswoman for Michigan’s 12 District, Yvonne White, President, NAACP Michigan State Conference, Danielle Atkinson, National Executive Director, Mothering Justice, Cicely Allen, Program Director, Wisdom Institute and moderated by Amyre Makupson, Newscaster, CBS Detroit.
Film Screening and Talkback presented in partnership with The League.